• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 127

    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)

    Robinson Crusoe, Endpaper

    Price Realised  

    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
    Robinson Crusoe, Endpaper
    signed with artist's device (lower right)
    oil on canvas laid down on board
    30 x 45½ in. (76.2 x 115.6 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, endpaper illustration.
    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. 403, no. I.810, 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.