Beowulf and the Dragon
Illustration for Beowulf (New York: Random House, 1932)
From the Beowulf series
Rockwell Kent, American, 1882 - 1971. Printed by George C. Miller, American, 1894 - 1965. Printed by George C. Miller, New York, 1917.
Seven of the eight images that Kent drew for Beowulf were also issued for sale as limited-edition lithographs printed on larger paper. Here, Kent depicts the fight between the hero of the medieval epic and the dragon that ultimately takes his life.