1970 SIGNED Robert R NEWELL and Numbered offset lithograph Art PRINT
Historic nautical seaside scene of villagers spotting a WHALING SHIP on the horizon in Benjamin Russell Americana style. Possibly Rhode Island.
- Mark: R.R. Newell '70 || Edition limited to 250 impressions, signed and numbered, of which this is No. 218 || Pencil SIGNED lower right corner - Robert R. Newell
- Measurements (WxH):
- Edge to edge - 28 x 19 inches
- Print area - 22 x 12 inches
- Condition: See photos and use zoom to fully evaluate condition. Damage on back where matte tape had been.
This print will be rolled up and shipped in an insured USPS priority mail tube.
About the Artist
Robert R. Newell (b. 1906) was an advertising executive and continued to serve as chairman of the board of the firm Cunningham & Walsh of New York after his retirement in 1961. He became interested in whaling in the 1940s and began to collect artifacts and to research this subject. Newell established a museum in his home in Norwalk, Connecticut to display his collection of paintings, prints, rare books, scrimshaw, etc. He also established his own art work and to publish works of maritime interest. After his retirement, he began to paint vessels and whaling scenes in the style of the noted marine artist Benjamin Russell. Newell had several of Russell's paintings in his collection which he studied to perfect his own painting technique. Also prior to painting a vessel, Newell would research the vessel to insure accuracy in his depiction of it and a noted feature in his works were the correct owner's private signal flags and ship's name pennants flying from the masthead. His paintings are represented in several collections both public and private.