Portrait John Alan Villiers (1903-1982)

Object Number: 
1990.1.215
Date: 
1936
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Wm. H. Walker" inscriptions: lower left: "Dutch Treat Club / Alan Villiers / Oct 27/36 / 'not much more than a little bird flying / around - you had seen it & died young' / Capt. Alan Villiers of the last Square Riggers 'Joseph C
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker / (N.Y. Journal)"; inscribed at lower left: "Dutch Treat Club / Alan Villiers / Oct 27/36 / Capt. Alan Villiers of the last Square Riggers 'Joseph Conrad'"; at lower center by sitter: "'not much more than a little bird flying / around -- you had seen it & died young'"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of Australia, went to sea at the age of fifteen and sailed for five years in the Cape Horn trade. In the 1920s he turned to journalism, and became recognized as a leading writer on maritime subjects.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group