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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
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September 25, 2020 12:00 PMCalender

Andrew Newell Wyeth (American, 1917-2009) Spruce Timber

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3455B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: September 25, 2020 12:00PM


Andrew Newell Wyeth (American, 1917-2009)

Spruce Timber, 1946
Signed "Andrew Wyeth" in ink u.r.
Watercolor with graphite on paper, 21 5/8 x 30 in. (55.0 x 76.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Very minor mat burn, sheet laid down on cardboard support, U-shaped bit of thread adhered to l.l. edge, support hinged to back mat at upper edge of the reverse.

Provenance: Macbeth Gallery, New York, 1946; private collection, Wilmington, Delaware; by family descent to a private collection, Medomak, Maine; Thomaston Place Auction, 2018 Fall Auction Weekend; through to the current private collection.

Exhibitions: Watercolors by Andrew Wyeth, Doll & Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, November 18-December 7, 1946; Andy & Kosti, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine, May 30-November 1, 2015.

N.B. Spruce Timber was painted by Wyeth at Broad Cove Farm in Cushing, Maine. His friend Forrest Wall (on the right) is one of the two men depicted cutting trees used to build the Wyeth's home in Cushing. Forrest Wall also posed for Wyeth's painting Man from Maine. The other figure is John Sawyer, his brother-in-law.

We would like to thank Mary Adam Landa, The Andrew & Betsy Wyeth Collection Manager and Director of the Andrew Wyeth Catalogue Raisonné, for her kind assistance in cataloging this lot.
Estimate $100,000-150,000

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John Sawyer, Andrew Newell Wyeth, Andy Kosti, Betsy Wyeth, Richards, Mary Adam Landa, Forrest Wall, Newell Wyeth, Cushing, Medomak, Rockland, Wilmington