• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 132

    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)

    "--and thus I every now and then took a little voyage upon the sea,"

    Price Realised  

    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
    "--and thus I every now and then took a little voyage upon the sea,"
    signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    40½ x 30 in. (102.9 x 76.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1920.


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1923.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the present lot is being offered without a frame.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE WILMINGTON INSTITUTE LIBRARY


    Literature

    D. Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, New York, 1920, opp. p. 182, illustrated.
    D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 203.
    C.B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, vol. one, London, 2008, p. 406, no. I.818, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Art Alliance, ?-October 25, 1921.
    (Possibly) Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Public Library, April 1923.
    Wilmington, Delaware, The Wilmington Library, N.C. Wyeth: An Exhibition of Illustrations for Children's Classics, April 24-May 31, 1981.