Original Art. Item #30359
No date but circa 1940s. Original gouache painting on illustration board depicting a Micro-Speed turret lathe, manufactured by the Simmons Machine Tool Corporation of Albany, NY, and considered the state-of-the-art for the era. Measures 45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24"). Signed by Lili Rethi on the lower left corner. Rethi was famous for her drawings of engineering and industrial subjects. Her works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and other major museums. Several short, closed tears on the paper, faint damp stain to the upper right with associated creases and to the lower half on the left. ; Signed by Author.