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The Pursuit of the House-Boat
  • Ronald Brooks Kitaj, artist
    born: Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States ; active: England, United Kingdom, United States
    Kelpra Studio, Ltd., printer
    active 1957–1991
    Marlborough Gallery, publisher
    established 1948
  • The Pursuit of the House-Boat, 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • three-color screen print, photo screen print, collage
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, top and right deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 505 x 337 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 7/8 x 13 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 777 x 570 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30 9/16 x 22 7/16 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.42
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the front cover and spine piece of a cloth-bound book; the spine piece is only partially visible. The title and other text rendered in red on a black background. The left half of the text on the spine is also visible. The cover is illustrated with a drawing of a figure dressed in a robe-like garment. The figure is shown in profile and is standing on a series of beams that appear to be extended over a body of water.