Leon Schulman Gaspard (Russian/American, 1882-1964)
Rabat signed, titled and dated 'Leon Gaspard / Rabat 1933' (lower left) and estate-stamped (on the reverse) oil on canvas affixed to board 10 x 13in overall: 13 1/4 x 16in Painted in 1933
Provenance Estate of the artist. With Santa Fe East Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico. With Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, California. Private collection, Northern California.
Leon Gaspard traveled widely throughout Russia, China, Mongolia, Tibet, Tunisia and Morocco, including it's capital Rabat, as a fur trader, successful painter, army pilot and international spy. While in Morocco, he was on a secret mission for the French government. Gaspard had a love of foreign cultures and a desire to document them artistically. He became adept at drawing or sketching on horseback or in wagons and traveled thousands of miles by pony, camel, river boat, steamship, automobile, truck, and airplane.
This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.
ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.
If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.
Buyers' Premium and Charges
For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armour, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:
Buyer's Premium Rates 25% on the first $150,000 of the Hammer Price 20% from $150,001 to $3,000,000 of the Hammer Price 12% on the excess over $3,000,001 of the Hammer Price
Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.
For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.