This is a fantastic piece that chronicles human scientific accomplishment to 1946. It depicts Classical Greek ruins, the foundation of the science and scientific method, a microscope,a steam ship, a World War II destroyer, and a street lamp. This is a fantastically detailed watercolor illustration by a legend in the illustration world. It is professionally framed and ready to hang!
John O'Hara Cosgrave II (1908 - 1968)
Born in San Francisco, Cosgrave studied at UC Berkeley and with André Lhote in Paris. Most of his career was spent in NYC and Connecticut as a magazine illustrator, primarily of marine subjects, and was also a painter, engraver, writer, and graphic artist. He did covers and other illustrations for "Life", "Fortune", and "Yachting" magazines, and the Encyclopaedia Britannica did a reproduction of his painting "Yacht America".
Art (paintings, prints, frames)