Original gouache of “Caught in the Line” from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, published by the Limited Editions Club. Herman Melville, Boardman Robinson.

Moby Dick

Original gouache of “Caught in the Line” from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, published by the Limited Editions Club.

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1943.

Pencil and gouache on masonite. Signed with initials (“BR”) Exhibition label of Kraushaar Galleries, 32 East 57th. Street, New York 22. 1 vols. 16 x 11.5 inches. Moby Dick. Framed. Christ-Janer, Boardman Robinson, p. 66. Item #11495

This illustration was drawn for use in the last chapter of Moby Dick (Chapter 135)

Lewis Mumford: No one else has come so close to the spirit of Melville and Melville's character as Robinson has. His pictures would remain as precious evidence of Melville's genius even if the words that had prompted them were destroyed.

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