Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)

"Enter Madame..."

Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
"Enter Madame..."
signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower left)
oil on canvas
30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm.)
Painted in 1912.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
Private collection, Madison, New Jersey.
Private collection, by descent.
Sotheby's, New York, 27 May 1999, lot 186.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
P. Gibbon, "Madame Robin," Scribner's Magazine, vol. 53, no. 3, March 1913, p. 339, illustrated.
D. Allen, D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 276.
C.B. Podmaniczky, J.H. Stoner, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, vol. I, London, 2008, pp. 88, 266-67, no. I.458, illustrated.

Lot Essay

The present work was published as an illustration for Percival Gibbon’s short story “Madame Robin” in the 1913 issue of Scribner’s Magazine. The story takes place in French-speaking North Africa, centering around the protagonist Madame Robin, a single mother seeking care for her sick child. Initially refused care by a doctor, Madame Robin almost loses hope until an anonymous Arab man appears and convinces the doctor to open his doors. The present work depicts the moment when this good samaritan allows Madame Robin and her child to seek care from the doctor before him.

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