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Lot 136: ANDREW WYETH B. 1917

American Paintings

by Sotheby's

May 24, 2006

New York, NY, USA

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Description: LENAPE BARN

29 by 22 in.

alternate measurements
(73.7 by 55.9 cm)

signed Andrew Wyeth, u.l.

watercolor on paper

Executed in 1961.

This watercolor will be included in Betsy James Wyeth's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.


Dr. Margaret Handy (acquired directly from the artist)
Gift to the present owner from the above (her cousin), 1977


Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Andrew Wyeth, Temperas, Water Colors and Drawings, November-December 1962, no. 280
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Three Generations of Wyeths, March 1964, no. 309
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Pyles Meadow, Andy Wyeth Day-Paintings by Andrew Wyeth, May 30, 1964, no. 310
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore Museum of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Chicago, Ilinois, Art Institute of Chicago, Andrew Wyeth-Temperas, Watercolors, Dry Brush, Drawings, 1938-1966, October 1966-June 1967, no. 159
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, The Brandywine Valley, June-September 1973, no. 999
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Collection of Margaret I. Handy-Brandywine Heritage Gallery, June-July 1977, no. 663
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show, Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show, May 1982, no. 1008
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Second Floor Gallery Exhibition, January-March 1983, no. 919
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Andrew Wyeth Gallery-Winter 1987-88, November 1987-May 1988, no. 782


The present work depicts the barn on Wyeth's Mill property. The structure was subsequently torn down in 1970.

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