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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (PA/ME/MA, 1882-1945) - THE

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (PA/ME/MA, 1882-1945) - THE

Lot 2116 Details

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"First Farmer of the Land", depicting Washington on horseback overseeing his Plantation laborers, charcoal drawing, initialed lower left 'N.C.W.', in gold metal leaf flat panel molded wood frame under glass, OS: 48" x 41", SS: 41 1/2" x 34 1/2". Paper toned.This was the cover for the Feb 1946 issue of the "Country Gentleman' magazine and was used in its unfinished state after Wyeth's tragic death in Oct 1945, when his car was struck by a train, killing NC and his name-sake young grandson instantly. The painting was on his easel with this drawing on a nearby wall, he had worked on it that morning. The painting is displayed at the N.C. Wyeth Studio owned by the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA. The drawing is in their catalog raisonne. Provenance: From the Estate of Rosemarie Wolfe, Cape Elizabeth ME and Palm Beach FL.
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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (PA/ME/MA, 1882-1945) - THE

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000
Aug 30, 2020
Starting Price $50,000
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2116: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (PA/ME/MA, 1882-1945) - THE

Sold for $90,000
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Est. $100,000 - $150,000Starting Price $50,000
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Lot 2116 Details

Description
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"First Farmer of the Land", depicting Washington on horseback overseeing his Plantation laborers, charcoal drawing, initialed lower left 'N.C.W.', in gold metal leaf flat panel molded wood frame under glass, OS: 48" x 41", SS: 41 1/2" x 34 1/2". Paper toned.This was the cover for the Feb 1946 issue of the "Country Gentleman' magazine and was used in its unfinished state after Wyeth's tragic death in Oct 1945, when his car was struck by a train, killing NC and his name-sake young grandson instantly. The painting was on his easel with this drawing on a nearby wall, he had worked on it that morning. The painting is displayed at the N.C. Wyeth Studio owned by the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA. The drawing is in their catalog raisonne. Provenance: From the Estate of Rosemarie Wolfe, Cape Elizabeth ME and Palm Beach FL.

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