Rip Darcy, Adventurer

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Title

Rip Darcy, Adventurer

Description

Rip Darcy is orphaned the son of a seafaring family and the protagonist of a 1938 book written by Jack O'Brien and illustrated by New Deal Gallery artist Bunty Witten. As the story opens Rip is found upon a deserted Pacific Island near Pago Pago, having lived there a year with only his dog Junie for company. What follows is a series of tales that owes something to the boys adventure genre and perhaps The Adventures of Tin Tin by the Belgian artist Hergé. Certainly, both share a love of the global exotic and model a next generation of European explorers who are "clean, straight-forward, unafraid."

An interesting innovation of the book is that Rip interacts with real-life members of New York City's Adventurers club, including Witten's husband George Witten. Against the backdrop of manly adventures—wild game hunting, aeronautics, and so on—there is a sweetness to Witten's illustrations that mitigates self-congratulatory tales.

Creator

Witten, Bunty, 1894-1968

Publisher

John C. Winston Company

Date

1938

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Jack O'Brien, Rip Darcy, Adventurer (John C. Winston, 1938)

Format

jpeg, 492 KB
jpeg, 602 KB

Type

Still image

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Original Format

Book illustration

Physical Dimensions

4.5 x 6.5 in.
11 x 8.5 in.

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