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    Sale 1911

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    29 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 188

    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)

    Essex Sails for Cádiz

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    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
    Essex Sails for Cádiz
    signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    40 x 34¼ in. (101.6 x 87 cm.)
    Painted in 1928.

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    The present work was originally painted as an illustration for Lytton Stachey's "Elizabeth and Essex," a serial published in Ladie's Home Journal. Essex Sails for Cádiz depicts Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex in the foreground, with several of his crew aboard his ship, The Essex. Devereux was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I of England and undertook many military and navy ventures on her behalf, most prominently the capture of Cádiz in southwestern Spain in 1596.

    This painting is I.1078 in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné and is included in the catalogue raisonné database that is being compiled by the Brandywine River Museum and Conservancy, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.


    Treadway Toomey Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2 March 2003, lot 693.
    Private collection.


    L. Strachey, "Elizabeth and Essex," in Ladies' Home Journal, October 1928, p. 9, illustrated.
    D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 263.