Invitation to a So-Called Tea

Rockwell Kent, American, 1882 - 1971

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1930

Photomechanical metal relief print and color linocut with letterpress text on cream wove paper

400 (All 400 copies carry the wording "LIMITED TO 99 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS NO. 1)

Overall: 11 1/2 × 8 1/8 in. (29.2 × 20.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Douglas Ross

PR.976.279

Printer

Elmer Adler, Pynson Printers, New York, New York

Publisher

Random House, New York, New York

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Printed, in red, within mortised area of the plate: BENNETT CERF / DONALD KLOPFER / HAVE THE HONOR TO INVITE YOU / TO A SO-CALLED TEA / OR INSPIRATIONAL ORGY / FOR THE SPIRITUAL BENEFIT / OF / ROCKWELL KENT / FRIDAY, JANUARY TWENTY-FOURTH / FROM FIVE O‘CLOCK TO ELEVEN / RANDOM HOUSE / 20 EAST FIFTY-SEVENTH STREET / R.S.V.P. / THIS EDITION, PRIVATELY PRINTED, / LIMITED TO 99 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS NO. 1 watermark: [Pynson Printers: (figure on horse in square(?))]

Provenance

Douglas Carroll Ross (1930-1978), Woodstock, Vermont; given to present collection, 1976.

Catalogue Raisonne

Dan Burne Jones, The Prints of Rockwell Kent: A Catalogue Raisonne, 1975, no. 50.

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