Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)

The Falls of Brandywine

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)
The Falls of Brandywine
signed 'Andrew Wyeth' (lower right)--dated '1943' and inscribed 'Below/the Chadds Ford dam' (lower center)
watercolor and pencil on paper
18 x 21½ in. (45.7 x 54.6 cm.)
The artist.
Private collection, Massachusetts, acquired from the above.
By descent to the present owner from the above.
Kennebunkport, Maine, South Congregational Church, Open Wide Religious Arts Festival, August 6-August 13, 1967.

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Lot Essay

The figure fishing in the present work is Christian C. Sanderson, a well-known historian from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and long-time friend of the Wyeth family. After Sanderson died in 1966, Andrew Wyeth helped to establish the Christian C. Sanderson Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in his memory.

This watercolor will be included in Betsy James Wyeth's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.

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