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Drawing by Rockwell Kent: Medal Design for Justice Hugo Black, represented by Childs Gallery

Rockwell Kent

American (1882-1971)

Medal Design for Justice Hugo Black, 1938
Pencil and ink wash heightened with white on heavy paperboard

Signed and dated in pencil lower center: “Rockwell Kent 1938”; inscribed in pencil right margin: “Rejected Medal Design”. Medal design face inscribed: “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”; medal design back inscribed: “Equal and Exact Justice To All Men of Whatever Faith or Persuasion-Hugo Lafayette Black 1938”. In fine condition aside from minor paper discoloration along lower right vertical edge and bottom left corner. From the Joseph and Marjorie Relkin Collection.

Signature: Signed lower center