Docktor, Irv

Main Book Front Piece
Price: $2,350.00

Description: Island woman and suitor

Provenance: Direct from the family of the artist.

Comment: Included here too is the original artwork for the frontispiece illustration for this edition. Frontispiece art is pen and ink, measuring 15.25 x 11” and signed lower right. Sorry, I will not split up the pair. A copy of the book accompanies the purchase of the artwork.

Price: $2,350 (includes domestic shipping)


Artist Irv Docktor (1918-2008)
Condition Some surface dirt and light abrasions, not framed
Medium Gouache and tempera, pen and ink
Publication Information Dustjacket illustration for Herman Melville's Typee, published by Grosset & Dunlap in about 1955.
Literature Here's a good one for fans of classic literature and its interpretation by modern sensibilities. Docktor is an artist who warrants a wider appreciation than he gets… and Yes, I have others by him here.
Signature Signed lower right, though the signature has been painted over on the original
Size 20 x 15”