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

Title Page for "Westward Ho!"

Details
Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
Title Page for "Westward Ho!"
signed with artist's initial and dated 'W/'20' (lower right)
oil on canvas
42 x 30 in. (106.7 x 76.2 cm.)
Provenance
Private collection.
Literature
D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustration and Murals, New York, 1972, pp. 89, 92, 95, 114.

Lot Essay

The present work was painted as the title page for Charles Kingsley's Westward Ho! published in 1920 by Charles Scribner's Sons.
Westward Ho! is one of three books published in 1920 that N.C. Wyeth illustrated, the others being The Courtship of Miles Standish and Robinson Crusoe.

This painting is included in the N.C. Wyeth catalogue raisonné database that is being compiled by the Brandywine River Museum and Conservancy, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
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