Item Details

Fine Art

And Women Must Weep, is a 1937 lithograph by Rockwell Kent (1882-1971). Signed lower right.

Measuring at 10 3/8 by 7 3/4 inches, this lithograph is number 113 in Dan Burne Jones’s book, The Prints of Rockwell Kent: A Catalogue Raisonné.

Master printer George Miller (1894–1965) was able to bring forth Kent’s extraordinarily fine range of shading, from deep black to near white. Miller printed Kent’s lithographs during the period 1926 to 1950.

In And Women Must Weep we are immediately struck by the sorrowful woman standing at her doorway. Less obvious, though essential to the understanding of the composition, are the figures, one carrying an American flag, marching off, on the other side of the picket fence. Considering the context of the times – 1937 – Kent’s reference was probably to the ongoing civil war in Spain – the “Spanish Civil War,” between the Republicans and the Nationalists. (Also see my nearly daily postings on Instagram postings – #scottrferris – for more information on Rockwell Kent.)