ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)
ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)
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ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)

Asgaard, October

ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)
Asgaard, October
signed 'Rockwell Kent.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
28 x 34 in. (71.1 x 86.4 cm.)
Painted in 1955.
The artist.
Estate of the above.
Larcada Gallery, New York.
Hammer Galleries, New York.
Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York.
Acquired by the late owners from the above, circa 1996.
Glens Falls, New York, The Hyde Collection, Rockwell Kent, June 30-September 29, 1974, no. 27.
Lake Placid, New York, Center for Music, Drama and Art, Rockwell Kent, May 4-June 12, 1975, no. 5.
Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Museum of Art, Collector's Choice, November 27, 1979-January 6, 1980.
New York, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., On the Spot: A Century of Landscapes by American Artists, September 1996, p. 2, no. 29, illustrated.
Further details
This painting is included in the Checklist of Paintings by Rockwell Kent, by Scott R Ferris. We wish to thank Mr. Ferris for his assistance with cataloguing this lot.

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Lot Essay

In 1928, Rockwell Kent moved to Ausable Forks, New York in the Adirondack Mountains, where he would stay for the remainder of his life. He settled on Asgaard Farm, named after the ancient Norse word for “home of the gods.” Kent’s new home and the surrounding landscape became principal subjects for his subsequent body of work, which is “significant because it is an affirmative synthesis of his views on art and nature and life itself.” (C.M. Welsh, “Rockwell Kent: A Life and Art of His Own,” The View from Asgaard: Rockwell Kent’s Adirondack Legacy, p. 2) The present work illustrates the themes of isolation and the sublime that Kent mastered through his grand depictions of nature in the Adirondacks.

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