Emlen Etting, "The Afternoon of a Stevedore"

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Emlen Etting, "The Afternoon of a Stevedore"

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Ink and watercolor drawing depicting a stevedore (a dockworker who unloads cargo and known for their strength) in the woods by Emlen Etting. Signed and title inscribed lower left. Created 1950s.

The composition is most likely a play on the ballet "The Afternoon of a Faun" inspired by a Stephane Mallarme poem and first performed by the Ballets Russes in 1912. Acquired from the artist's estate by Jane Stubbs Books & Prints.

Note dimensions are framed:  20.5" h x 17.5" w

Emlen Etting (1905-1993) grew up on Phildelphia's Main Line. After graduating from Harvard, he studied with the French cubist painter Andre Lhote in Paris. After World War II, Etting continued to paint and sculpt, in addition to working extensively as an illustrator for Town and Country and other magazines.

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