Rockwell Kent - Beowulf: Genealogical Tree.
Kent, Rockwell (illus).
Black and white lithograph, 12 1/2 x 10 inches on textured cream paper 16 x 12 1/2 inches, trim marks at upper edge. Light edgewear, light toning to outer right edge, a few faint marks to margins; overall very good condition. A man and woman sit in front of three broken trees representing the bloodlines of three Scandinavian tribes: the Danes, the Swedes, and the Geats. Rockwell Kent (1882 – 1971) was an American artist and adventurer whose 1931 Beowulf illustrations accompanied the 1932 translation by William Ellery Leonard in a limited run of 950 copies. This original unsigned lithograph is the mirror image of the 1931 print and includes names, as published in the book. An attractive and dramatic image. Item #56903