Lot #2281
Alexei Leonov Original Watercolor Painting

Gorgeous watercolor from Leonov, depicting his selection as the pilot of Voskhod 2
This lot has closed

Estimate: $2000+


Gorgeous watercolor from Leonov, depicting his selection as the pilot of Voskhod 2

Magnificent original painting by renowned cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, accomplished in watercolor on an 11 x 7.5 sheet of artist's paper, signed on the right side in graphite. The artwork depicts Pavel Belyayev and Alexei Leonov in the space suits as they're being given command of the historic Voskhod 2 mission by Sergei Korolev, Chief Designer of the Soviet space program. Attractively double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18 x 14.75; Leonov has also inscribed the painting on the back with the subject matter, "Before the start, Voskhod 2." In fine condition. The Voskhod 2 mission was a resounding success for the Soviet space program, with Leonov becoming the first person ever to leave a spacecraft and conduct an extravehicular activity, or spacewalk. An exceptional work of art from one of space exploration's foremost artists.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science & Technology and Space Exploration
  • Dates: #588 - Ended July 16, 2020

This item is Pre-Certified by STEVE ZARELLI
Buy a third-party letter of authenticity for (inquire for price)

*This item has been pre-certified by a trusted third-party authentication service, and by placing a bid on this item, you agree to accept the opinion of this authentication service. If you wish to have an opinion rendered by a different authenticator of your choosing, you must do so prior to your placing of any bid. RR Auction is not responsible for differing opinions submitted 30 days after the date of the sale.