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Drawing by Rockwell Kent: Eleven Aborigines with Mother, represented by Childs Gallery

Rockwell Kent

American (1882-1971)

Eleven Aborigines with Mother, c. 1920
Ink on paper

Most likely a study for an illustration for “Vanity Fair,” signed under the pseudonym Hogarth Jr. Signed in ink lower right: “Hogarth, Jr.”; signed and inscribed in ink lower center margin: “Wm Hogarth Jr. 1262 Richmond Terrace, West New Brighton S.I.”. Accompanied by type-written text lower center: “Ten kids, they say, in far Cathay / Are quite au fait, – seen every day – / Which proves, the distance is terrific / Between Atlantic and Prolific”. In fine condition, with image measuring 3 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches. From the Joseph and Marjorie Relkin Collection. Hogarth Jr. was Kent’s pseudonym for when he looked at the world through a more humorous and socially critical lens. Becoming closer to an alter ego, Kent created satires as Hogarth Jr. from about 1915 through 1927 for publications including “Vanity Fair” and “Life Magazine.”

Signature: Signed in ink
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