• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    Alexander Helwig Wyant (1836-1892)

    Early Autumn, Adirondacks

    Price Realised  

    Alexander Helwig Wyant (1836-1892)
    Early Autumn, Adirondacks
    signed 'AH Wyant' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    26 x 40 in. (66 x 101.6 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Francis Sydney Smithers, Greenwich, Connecticut, by 1920.
    Estate of the above.
    Mrs. Francis Sydney Smithers, Greenwich, Connecticut.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1938.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the present work is Property of the Corcoran Gallery of Art Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND


    Literature

    E. Clark, Sixty Paintings by Alexander H. Wyant, New York, 1920, pp. 60-61, no. 22, illustrated (as Passing Showers).
    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art Handbook of the American Paintings, Washington, D.C., 1947, p. 47.
    Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Alexander H. Wyant: Retrospective Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1968, n.p., no. 9.


    Exhibited

    Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, and elsewhere, Painters of Ohio's Past, June 5-July 5, 1953.
    Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Alexander H. Wyant, March 3-31, 1968.
    Rome, Italy, American Embassy, Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, September 1971-September 1972, on loan.
    Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, Nineteenth Century American Landscape Painting, October 15-December 10, 1975.
    Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, The American Landscape Tradition, January 31-August 31, 1978.
    Washington, D.C., President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities, June 23, 1983-August 4, 1992, on loan.