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The Domino Room
Illustration for Vanity Fair magazine (May 1916)

Rockwell Kent, American, 1882 - 1971

Made in United States, North and Central America


Pen and brush and black ink, over graphite, with scraping-out, on thin cardboard faced with coated paper

Image: 7 11/16 x 9 15/16 inches (19.5 x 25.2 cm) Sheet: 8 15/16 x 11 1/16 inches (22.7 x 28.1 cm)

© Plattsburgh State Art Museum, State University of New York, USA, Rockwell Kent Collection, Bequest of Sally Kent Gorton, All rights reserved.

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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund from the Carl and Laura Zigrosser Collection, 1971

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Under the moniker “Hogarth Jr.,” Kent created some of his most striking illustrations for Vanity Fair magazine to accompany text written by his friend George S. Chappell. In this illustration for Chappell’s poem The Domino Room, the artist captures the energy and excitement of a Manhattan nightclub. He tucked in a depiction of himself in the lower left corner of the image, where he both participates in the revelry and critiques it with a satirical pen.