[With]M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, by 1961.
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and successful Wall Street investors of the previous century, Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. brought the mutual fund to the general public. He founded Dreyfus & Co. in the 1940s, and directed an inspired marketing campaign in the early 1950s that turned the brokerage firm into a resounding success. The frequently aired television commercial showing a fierce lion emerging from a subway station and calmly walking into the modern Dreyfus offices at 2 Broadway accompanied by the first movement of Saint-Saëns' "The Carnival of the Animals" brought thousands of new investors to the stock market. The Life Magazine article "Jack Dreyfus, Maverick Wizard behind the Wall Street Lion," published in 1964, described him as "the most singular and effective personality to appear in Wall Street since the days of Joseph Kennedy and Bernard Baruch." Christie's is honored to be entrusted with the sale of property from the Estate of Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr.
Property from the Estate of Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Andrew Wyeth: Temperas, Water Colors and Drawings, exhibition catalogue, Buffalo, New York, 1962, p. 10, no. 34.
R. Meryman, Andrew Wyeth, Boston, Massachusetts, 1968, p. 132, illustrated.
B. Venn and A.D. Weinberg, Unknown Terrain: The Landscapes of Andrew Wyeth, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1998, pp. 117, 218, fig. 95, illustrated.
M. Hart, Een vlucht regenwulpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2002, n.p., illustrated.
Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Andrew Wyeth: Temperas, Water Colors and Drawings, November 2-December 9, 1962.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Andrew Wyeth--Temperas, Watercolors, Dry Brush, Drawings, February 6-April 12, 1967.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, and elsewhere, Unknown Terrain: The Landscapes of Andrew Wyeth, May 28-August 30, 1998, no. 67.