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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 123

    Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946)

    Sunset, Southern Island

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    Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946)
    Sunset, Southern Island
    signed 'J. Wyeth' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    36 x 29¾ in. (91.4 x 75.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1995.


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    The model depicted in the present work, Monica, was also featured in other works by the artist including Sophomore at Bowdoin, 1996, and If Once You Have Slept on an Island, 1996.

    This work is included in the database of the artist's work being compiled by the Wyeth Center at the William A. Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    [With]James Graham & Sons, Inc., 1996.
    MBNA America Bank, Wilmington, Delaware, acquired from the above.
    Private collection, Wilmington, Delaware.


    Literature

    J.H. Stoner, A Closer Look: Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth, Wilmington, Delaware, 1998, n.p.


    Exhibited

    Washington, D.C., Decatur House, and elsewhere, Jamie Wyeth: Island Light, October 31-November 4, 1995.
    Islesboro, Maine, Double Door Gallery, Images of Maine, August 3, 1995-August 10, 1996.