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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993, bulk 1935-1961 | Digitized Collection

Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993, bulk 1935-1961

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Series 3: Art Work, 1910-1972, undated
(Reels 5252, 5741)

Art work consists of drawings and sketches in pencil and ink by Kent; also included are works on paper by other artists, many of whom are unidentified, and by children.
Many drawings and sketches of miscellaneous subjects and various projects, circa 1920-1929 and undated, and costume and set designs for Benjamin Britten's opera
Peter Grimes
, 1968, were received from the estate of Kent's widow, Sally Kent Gorton, in 2001. Estate inventory numbers are noted for these drawings.
The series is arranged into 2 subseries:
3.1: Artwork by Rockwell Kent
3.2: Artwork by Others
The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of drawings and sketches by other artists on various subjects.
3.1:Artwork by Rockwell Kent
DescriptionContainer
Loose Items
(drawings and sketches in pencil and ink, 1910, 1914, and undated; floor plan and elevations of small house, undated; small sketches of household scenes titled "Happy Days"; rough sketches for design of Sally and Rockwell Kent letterhead, 1940)
5252
683-720
Sketchbooks, Volume 1
(buildings, landscapes, sketches with notes regarding native costume [Alaska or Greenland?])
5252
723-747
Sketchbooks, Volume 2
(small figures, compositions, notes "in acct with A. [bbott] H. T. [hayer]")
5252
748-768
Sketchbooks, Volume 3
(portraits [Eskimos?], northern landscape)
5252
769-776
Sketchbooks, Volume 4
(self-portraits; back contains work by C. K. B., 1972)
5252
777-788
Sketchbooks, Volume 5
(landscapes-pages loose)
5252
789-794
Sketchbooks, Volume 6
(landscapes-spiral bound)
5252
795-798
Sketchbooks, Volume 7
(landscapes; floor plans with drawings of exteriors, architectural details; postcards; 1 photograph; printed reproductions, stamped Columbia University, with drawings done from them; note supplied by Sally Kent Gorton indicates that some sketches in this volume are by William Merritt Chase)
5252
799-843
Sketchbooks, Volume 8
(feet; figure)
5252
845-847
Sketchbooks, Volume 9
(buildings on Kent's property, AuSable Forks, N.Y.; landscapes)
5252
848-852
Peter Grimes
Costume Designs, Pencil Drawings (SKG Estate 2000.2.1-2, 2000.19.1-5), 1968.
Costume Designs, Watercolor and Pencil (SKG Estate 2000.15.1-4, 2000.16.1-4, 2000.17.1-4, 2000.18.1-4), 1968.
Set Designs, Pencil Drawings and Studies (Prologue, Act II, Scene II; Act III, Scene I; and undesignated scenes; SKG Estate 2000.12.1-3, 2000.13.1-9), with 8-page manuscript about the opera
Peter Grimes
by Benjamin Britten, 1968.
Set Designs, Pencil Drawings and Studies (Act I, Scene II; Act II, Scene I; Act III, Scene II; and undesignated scenes; SKG Estate 2000.3.1-9, 2000.4.1-3), 1968 (oversize).
Set Designs, Ink and Gouache (Prologue and Act I, Scene I; SKG Estate 2000.8-11), 1968 (oversize).
Set Design, Ink and Gouache (Act I, Scene II; SKG Estate 2000.5), 1968 (oversize).
Set Designs, Ink and Gouache (Act II, Scene II; SKG Estate 2000.7, 2000.14.1), 1968 (oversize).
Set Designs, Ink and Gouache (Act III, Scenes 1 and II; SKG Estate 2000.6, 2000.9), 1968 (oversize).
5741
242-323
Color Lithograph, Study for War Poster, "Man Killing Nazi Snake" (used in
It's Me, O Lord!
; SKG Estate 2000.14), circa 1941
5741
324-325
Ink Drawings
Detail of Vermont Marble Workers' Strike Poster (used in
It's Me, O Lord!
; SKG Estate 2000.282), circa 1935.
Illustration Studies,
To Thee
(SKG Estate 2000.41), circa 1946.
Miscellaneous Subjects (SKG Estate 2000.109, 2000.151), undated.
5741
326-333
Pencil Drawings
Design Sketches for Fabrics (one with gouache; SKG Estate 2000.92-93), undated
Figures SKG Estate 2000.15.2-5, 2000.15.100, 2000.36, 2000.48-52, 2000.78, 2000.88-89, 2000.100-101, 2000.119, 2000.149, 2000.214-215, 2000.301-302, 2000.308, 2000.310-312, 2000.340, 2000.447), undated.
Figures, circa 1920 (SKG Estate 2000.15.6, 2000.62, 2000.71, 2000.73-74), undated (oversized).
Figures, Medical Drawings for Schering Corp. (SKG Estate 2000.17.1-2) circa 1942.
Greenland Subjects (SKG Estate 2000.391, 2000.451-452, 2000.469) undated.
Illustration Studies,
Erewhon
(SKG Estate 2000.421), undated.
Illustration Studies,
Greenland Journal
(SKG Estate 2000.19-22, 2000.394), undated.
Illustration Studies,
It's Me O Lord!
(SKG Estate 2000.300), undated.
Illustration Studies and Frontispiece,
The Saga of Gisli Sour
(SKG Estate 2000.436-437), undated.
Illustration Studies,
This Is My Own
(SKG Estate 2000.447), 1939.
Illustrations,
Voyaging
(SKG Estate 2000.440-443), 1922 (oversize).
Landscapes (SKG Estate 2000.49, 2000.87, 2000.98-99), undated.
Landscapes (SKG Estate 2000.57), undated (oversize).
Miscellaneous Subjects (SKG Estate 2000.77), undated (oversize).
Miscellaneous Subjects (SKG Estate 2000.36-38, 2000.69, 2000.83, 2000.112, 2000.115, 2000.163, 2000.171, 2000.174, 2000.176-179, 2000.185, 2000.307, 2000.445, 2000.449, 2000.478-479, 2000.497-500), undated.
Page Designs, Miscellaneous (SKG Estate 2000.82, 2000.84), undated.
Page Designs,
To Thee
, centennial history of Rahr Malting Co.], and Rahr Logo (SKG Estate 2000.107, 2000.486, 2000.490), circa 1947.
5741
334-428
Miscellaneous Media, Paper Stencil Cutout for Dairy Advertisement (SKG Estate 2000.339), circa. 1939
5741
429-430
3.2:Artwork by Others
DescriptionContainer
Caricature of Kent (by unknown), undated
5252
855-856
Various Subjects
(most unidentified and undated, including: drawings and sketches in pencil and ink; colored print; cardboard and wire construction)
5252
unfilmed
Artwork by Children
Drawings by Kent children and others
5252
unfilmed

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