Archives of American Art

Unser Kent / by W. P. ; with a portrait of the author by Rockwell Kent

Collection ID:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970
Physical Description:
[10] leaves
32 cm.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Satiric poem on Rockwell Kent by Peirce. Contains an inscription in French to "mon ami Walter Powers," 1934. The book includes a signed lithograph by Rockwell Kent entitled "The Olympian Peirce reading his terrific lines to a group of young ladies" and a watercolor and ink drawing by Peirce of flutist "Unser Kent." Peirce made two changes in the text. Also included is a clipping from ESQUIRE, November 1936, of a Peirce poem and illustration.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, watercolorist; Searsport, Maine.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3894 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1986 by Peter Powers, son of Walter Powers to whom Peirce inscribed the book.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

More Information
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
[S.l.] : Privately printed 1930.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Illustration of books Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolorists -- Maine Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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