• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 138

    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)

    "At first, for some time, I was not able to answer him one word; but as he had taken me in his arms, I held fast by him, or I should have fallen to the ground,"

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    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
    "At first, for some time, I was not able to answer him one word; but as he had taken me in his arms, I held fast by him, or I should have fallen to the ground,"
    inscribed '© Cosmopolitan Books (lower left)
    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. 362, 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. 408, no. I.824, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Art Alliance, ?-October 25, 1921.
    Boston, Massachusetts, School of Fine Arts and Crafts, Inc., November-December 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.