James Rogers Lamantia – American Artist

Venetian or Central Italian School drawing, 19th century, Angels Feeding Christ, after the Temptation by the Devil, pen and blue-grey wash on cream-colored laid paper, inscribed "Piranesi"

p4A ItemID E8944232
Misbach (French School, late 18th to early 19th century) drawing, A Muscular Male Nude Positioned Frontally, His Raised Arms Grasping Posing Straps, 1792, black chalk and stumping

p4A ItemID E8944229
Charles-Andre, called Carle, Van Loo drawing, A Sleeping Shepherd

p4A ItemID E8944217
James Rogers Lamantia, Jr. engraving, "Landscape", 1966, signed

p4A ItemID E8861615

James Rogers Lamantia (American, 1923-2011)

James Lamantia was a noted architect, artist and Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Tulane University. A graduate of Tulane and Harvard Universities and a Rome Scholar, Lamantia worked in architectural firms in both New Orleans and New York. Lamantia was also an accomplished painter; he exhibited his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Chicago Art Institute among others. Most recently he was represented by Galerie Simonne Stern in New Orleans. Lamantia also owned the 539 Gallery in New Orleans, which specialized in Piranesi prints.

-Courtesy of Neal Auction Company, November 2011.


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