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Lot 104: Rockwell Kent - Casanova
29 October 2016
Wells, ME, USA
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Description: Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) American artist, illustrator and author. He studied with the influential painters and theorists of his day, including Arthur Wesley Dow, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, Abbott Thayer, and Kenneth Hayes Miller. A transcendentalist and mystic, Kent painted remote and austere lands, including Newfoundland (1914-15), Tierra del Fuego (1922-23), and Greenland (1929; 1931-32; 1934-35). The Collotype offered here is from The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, 1925. Not in Burne Jones. Unsigned as usual. Image sizes approx. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches plus clean margins. Printed on copper plates by hand on French Arches hand-made paper. This is a proof printing. Fine, black impression, on cream wove paper, with good margins, in excellent condition. Scarce.
Condition Report: Fine