Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
"A termagant wife may, therefore, in some respects, be considered a tolerable blessing; and if so, Rip Van Winkle was thriced blessed."
signed 'NC/Wyeth' (lower left)
oil on canvas
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)
Painted in 1921.
[With]Mannados Book Shop, New York, until 1954.
[With]Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1954-58.
Mr. W.J. Hopwood, Winnipeg, Canada.
By descent in the family of the above.
[With]J.N. Bartfield Galleries, New York, 1985.
Robert and Carolyn Wohlson, until 1999.
[With]Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware, 1999.
[With]Frank E. Fowler, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2000.
W. Irving, Rip Van Winkle, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1921, p. 10, illustrated.
"The Greatest Illustrator," Time, vol. LXX, no. 21, November 18, 1957, p. 95, illustrated (as Rip Van Winkle Leaving).
D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 207.
Brandywine River Museum, Howard Pyle: The Legacy, exhibition checklist, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1987, p. 27.
The Great American Illustrators, exhibition catalogue, 1993, pp. 36, 125, no. 15, illustrated.
J. Chambless, "In the Footsteps of N.C. Wyeth," Daily Local News, Westchester, Pennsylvania, May 21, 1995, p. 7.
New York, 1957, no. 90.
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, The Classic Illustrations of N.C. Wyeth, January 12-May 19, 1985.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Franklin and Marshall College, A Collector's Choice: Selections from a Private Collection of Mixed Media, October 3-24, 1985.
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Howard Pyle: The Legacy, March 29-May 17, 1987.
Lititz, Pennsylvania, Millport Museum, Inaugural Exhibit: American Art and Illustrations, May 13-15, 1988.
Lititz, Pennsylvania, Millport Conservancy, N.C. Wyeth & His Family, May 10-June 2, 1991.
Japan, The Great American Illustrators, 1993, no. 15.
Chicago, Illinois, Terra Museum of American Art, and elsewhere, N.C. Wyeth and His Grandson: A Legacy, June 28-October 26, 1997, no. 35.