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Rockwell Kent

O Nature, Moby Dick or The Whale interior illustration, 1937

Ink on paper laid on board
7 3/8 × 7 5/8 in
18.7 × 19.4 cm
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Frame size: 19in x 18in x 0in

PROVENANCE: The Mellon Family, New York; Private collection, New …

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Frame size: 19in x 18in x 0in

PROVENANCE: The Mellon Family, New York; Private collection, New York, acquired from the above; Private collection, New York, acquired from the above, circa 1985. LITERATURE: H. Melville, Moby Dick or The Whale, De Luxe Edition, Garden City, New York, 1937, p. 451, illustrated. A copy of …

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Signed lower right: Rockwell Kent
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Rockwell Kent
American, 1882–1971
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In Rockwell Kent's multifaceted career as an artist, he explored and excelled at painting, illustration, writing, printmaking, and design, all of which were bound by his enthusiastic wanderlust. Having completed several apprenticeships and studied at multiple schools, including Columbia University, Kent traveled the world in search of inspiration, spending extended periods of time in places as varied as Newfoundland, Ireland, Alaska, Maine, the Soviet Union, and an archipelago off the tip of South America (which he reached by sailboat.) Kent found the barren, rugged nature of these landscapes and climates to inspire his work. He was regarded as a most successful printmaker and contemporary painter of his time, though he later lost popularity for his Communist sympathies. Among many legacies, Kent is remembered his illustration of the literary classic, Moby Dick.

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Frame size: 19in x 18in x 0in

PROVENANCE: The Mellon Family, New York; Private collection, New …

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Frame size: 19in x 18in x 0in

PROVENANCE: The Mellon Family, New York; Private collection, New York, acquired from the above; Private collection, New York, acquired from the above, circa 1985. LITERATURE: H. Melville, Moby Dick or The Whale, De Luxe Edition, Garden City, New York, 1937, p. 451, illustrated. A copy of …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed lower right: Rockwell Kent
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Rockwell Kent
American, 1882–1971
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In Rockwell Kent's multifaceted career as an artist, he explored and excelled at painting, illustration, writing, printmaking, and design, all of which were bound by his enthusiastic wanderlust. Having completed several apprenticeships and studied at multiple schools, including Columbia University, Kent traveled the world in search of inspiration, spending extended periods of time in places as varied as Newfoundland, Ireland, Alaska, Maine, the Soviet Union, and an archipelago off the tip of South America (which he reached by sailboat.) Kent found the barren, rugged nature of these landscapes and climates to inspire his work. He was regarded as a most successful printmaker and contemporary painter of his time, though he later lost popularity for his Communist sympathies. Among many legacies, Kent is remembered his illustration of the literary classic, Moby Dick.

Rockwell Kent

O Nature, Moby Dick or The Whale interior illustration, 1937

Ink on paper laid on board
7 3/8 × 7 5/8 in
18.7 × 19.4 cm
Bidding closed
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