Dying in the English Kills
This is an original hand signed and titled lithograph by American artist John A Noble. The title of this image is: "Dying in the English Kills", from his series "Mast and Man", this is image number 2. This lithograph was created and printed in 1967. The image measures 11 7/8X15 3/4 inches. "From 1928 until 1945, Noble worked as a seaman on schooners and in marine salvage. In 1928, while on a schooner that was towing out down the Kill van Kull, the waterway that separates Staten Island from New Jersey, he saw the old Port Johnston coal docks for the first time. It was a sight, he later asserted, which affected him for life. Port Johnston was "the largest graveyard of wooden sailing vessels in the world." Filled with new but obsolete ships, the great coalport had become a great boneyard. In 1941, Noble began to build his floating studio there, out of parts of vessels he salvaged and from 1946 on, he worked as a full-time artist, setting off from his studio in a rowboat to explore the Harbor. "information from The Noble Maritime Collection.