September 18, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


William McVey (American, 1905-1995)

McLion Jr. 
marked on back McV
marble base
mid-20th century
ht. 11, wd. 4, dp. 5.5 in. 

McLion Jr. comes with a complete list of all of the owners of the first three editions of this statue and a partial list of the fourth edition, of which this particular lion was a part. The fourth edition consisted of 36 statues. The list was created by the artist and is on his letterhead. 

William Mozart McVey was a member of the Cleveland School of artists educated at-and later instructed at-the Cleveland Institute of Art. His public works include several figural and abstract sculptures across Ohio, including the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and a WPA-funded sculpture of a grizzly bear at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. McVey was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize in 1964.

Condition:0.75 x 0.5 inch shallow chip to base at back, additional wear at corners of base

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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