29 November 2000
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Maine
Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
Gathering Maple Sap
signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower left)
oil on canvas
321/8 x 30 in. (81.6 x 76.2 cm.)
Mr. and Mrs. Myron J. Files, by gift from the artist, 1941.
Doll & Richards, Boston, Massachusetts.
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Country Gentleman Magazine, March 1927, cover illustration
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 as number 1283.
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