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Painting, Blackhead, Monhegan 3. Blackhead, Monhegan
1950
oil, 28-1/4 x 34"
78.1.4
signed lower left "Rockwell Kent"

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“…in 1903 Henri had spent the summer happily painting at Boothbay Harbor, …but when he discovered the more dramatic configurations of Monhegan Island, ten miles from the mainland, he was ecstatic. Rockwell, infected by Henri’s enthusiasm, was eager to go there; he first stayed at Monhegan in June of 1905 and promptly fell in love with it.”

Fridolf Johnson

“…there, on the rocks or headlands; on fair days, all day of every day I painted. And Blackhead, its twin headland seen from there in all its mass and dignity of form, Blackhead, its dark face splotched with gleaning guano!”

It’s Me O Lord by Rockwell Kent

"It is a beauteous evening, calm and free,
The holy time is quiet as a nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquility;
The gentleness of heaven is on the sea;
Listen! The mighty Being is awake
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder – everlasting. "

Wordsworth sonnet
Thoughts during final Monhegan visit from It’s Me O Lord by Rockwell Kent

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