Two Autograph Letters, Signed.

By: Cox, Kenyon.

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available


Dated 134 East 67th St., New York, Nov. 4, 1908 and Dec. 6th, 1908. The first to "McCormick and French", the second to Mr. French, both concerning a panel that Cox was preparing for a mural at the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Courthouse. He will finish his part on time even though his arm is bothering him. He discusses his design and some of the symbolism: "The principle figure is Rectitude - perfect uprightness - holding the triangle and plum bob. To the left are Courage and Moderation - to the right Learning and Wisdom, the latter bearing the mirror and bidding Learning 'Know Thyself'". He reiterates his preferences for the walls, "a neutral greenish gray" and the ceiling, "yellow and gold". He asks for payment to be sent "...pretty soon....with a quarter's rent due and Christmas coming on I have a use for it." Cox decorated a lot of public buildings and made designs for the U.S. Mint. He was an influential critic, from a Classical orientation, of art. Not in Morgan, The Letters of Kenyon Cox, 1883-1919, and apparently unpublished. Two letters, a total of six pages, in Fine condition. Plus: An American Art Student in Paris. The Letters of Kenyon Cox, 1887-1882. Kent and London: The Kent State University Press, (1986). Cloth and original dust jacket. And, An Artist of the American Renaissance. The Letters of Kenyon Cox, 1883-1919. Kent and London: The Kent State University Press, (1995). In cloth and dust wrapper. Both volumes edited by H. Wayne Morgan, and both are Fine in Fine jackets.

Title: Two Autograph Letters, Signed.

Author Name: Cox, Kenyon.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: cox,kenyon.150dated134east67thst.,newyork,nov.4,