7 March 2008,
Price realised USD 39,400
USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
He Talked With His Eyes
signed 'N.C. Wyeth/-08' (lower right)
oil on canvas
31 x 21 in. (78.7 x 53.3 cm.)
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The present work was originally painted as an illustration for a story published in the Saturday Evening Post, and was accompanied by the caption, "He Talked with His Eyes--a Single Sharp Shifting of the Eyeballs and a Flash of Light from Them."
This painting is 1.247 in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné and is included in the catalogue raisonné database that is being compiled by the Brandywine River Museum and Conservancy, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
Private collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Saturday Evening Post, August 8, 1908, p. 29, illustrated.
D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr. N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 273.
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