2 December 2004
Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
The Popular Magazine Cover Illustration ('The Angelus')
signed 'N.C. Wyeth.' (lower right)--signed again 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower left)
oil on canvas
36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 61 cm.)
Painted in 1911.
Gift of the artist to the grandfather of the present owner, circa 1919.
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The Popular Magazine, November 1911, vol. XXII, no. 2, cover illustration.
D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 269.
N.C. Wyeth's The Angelus was executed in 1911 for The Popular Magazine, as the cover illustration for the November issue. This publication was, along with Progressive Farmer and Country Gentleman, one of several periodicals for which Wyeth depicted scenes of rural life.
This work 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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