25 May 2006
Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower right)
oil on panel
21½ x 19 in. (54.5 x 48.3 cm.)
Painted circa 1937-38.
John Morrell & Company, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1939.
By descent in the family of the present owner.
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D. Allen, D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 291.
The present work was originally painted as the illustration for the month of April in a 1939 calendar entitled Twelve Artists Depict America for John Morrell & Company, Ottumwa, Iowa.
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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