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    Sale 1972

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    7 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 160

    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)

    He Talked With His Eyes

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    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
    He Talked With His Eyes
    signed 'N.C. Wyeth/-08' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    31 x 21 in. (78.7 x 53.3 cm.)


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    The present work was originally painted as an illustration for a story published in the Saturday Evening Post, and was accompanied by the caption, "He Talked with His Eyes--a Single Sharp Shifting of the Eyeballs and a Flash of Light from Them."

    This painting is 1.247 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.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


    Literature

    The Saturday Evening Post, August 8, 1908, p. 29, illustrated.
    D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr. N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 273.