by Dan Albergotti
Dan Albergotti, “Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale” from The Boatloads. Copyright © 2016
Rockwell Kent’s drawings for Moby Dick, or The Whale, completed for the 1930 edition of Herman Melville’s famous novel, are considered to be among his greatest artistic achievements. His background as a draughtsman and his love of maritime travel and adventure made him particularly well suited to take on the illustrations.
In preparation for the project, the artist spent time researching whaling lore and visiting whaling museums.