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Who is Newell Convers Wyeth?
(b Needham, Massachusetts 1882; d Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 1945) American Painter and Illustrator. Born in Needham, Massachusetts in 1882, N.C. Wyeth began studying art at a young age. His mother encouraged him to enroll in several art schools--The Mechanics Art School in Boston, Massachusetts, The Normal Arts School and the Eric Pape School of Art in Boston--before being accepted in 1902 into Howard Pyle's School of Illustration in Wilmington, Delaware. After only one and a half years of Pyle's instruction, Wyeth's work began to appear in national magazines such as Collier's, Harpers, Scribner's and others. His first published illustration (of a bronco and rider) appeared on the February 1903 cover of The Saturday Evening Post. Wyeth went on to produce illustrations for renowned books such as the Scribner Illustration Classics, as well as advertisements and illustrations for the notable publications The Saturday Evening Post, Harper's, Scribner's, Collier's, Century, Outing, Ladies Home Journal, All Around Magazine and Popular Magazine. Wyeth's illustrations were in such demand that he was able to command top prices and select the commissions of his own choosing. (Credit: Christie’s, New York, Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, December 4, 2008, lot 126)
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N.C. WYETH, "Buy War Bonds", 1942

Lot 27: N.C. WYETH, "Buy War Bonds", 1942

Auction Date: Dec 04, 2021

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: N.C. WYETH (American, 1882-1945), ''Buy War Bonds'', 1942, offset lithograph poster in colors. Printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Conservation mounted and canvas backed. Expected horizontal and vertical fold lines. Additional scattered handling creases, some with mild tears, minor damp spots along bottom. Sheet 59-1/2''h, 40''w. Note: This is the largest size issued....

Location: East Moriches, NY, US

Auction House: South Bay Auctions Inc

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945). RINGING OUT LIBERTY / PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. 1930. 40½x27¼ inches, 103x69¼ cm.

Lot 207: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945). RINGING OUT LIBERTY / PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. 1930. 40½x27¼ inches, 103x69¼ cm.

Auction Date: Nov 23, 2021

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945)

RINGING OUT LIBERTY / PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. 1930.


40 1/2x27 1/4 inches, 103x69 1/4 cm.
Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, one into upper image; replaced losses, repaired tears, creases and overpainting in margins; scratch in right image; pin holes in bottom right corner.

This image by Wyeth encapsulates the quintessential American patriotic scene - Philadelphia in 1776 and the one-time ringing of the Liberty Bell. Pennsylvania Railroad Patriotic Posters, No. 1.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945). PITTSBURGH IN THE BEGINNING / PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. 1930. 40½x27 inches, 103x68½ cm.

Lot 208: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945). PITTSBURGH IN THE BEGINNING / PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. 1930. 40½x27 inches, 103x68½ cm.

Auction Date: Nov 23, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945)

PITTSBURGH IN THE BEGINNING / PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. 1930.


40 1/2x27 inches, 103x68 1/2 cm.
Condition B+: reattached upper left corner, into text; repaired tears at edges, one into upper image; minor abrasions and restoration in margins; small pin holes in corners.

In the late 1920s, N.C. Wyeth was commissioned to produce four paintings for the Pennsylvania Railroad featuring patriotic themes; these images were used for posters, and subsequently, in 1932, as calendar backs. A student of Howard Pyle, Wyeth was a prolific illustrator whose work appeared in magazines and children's books. Here, in keeping with his style as a children's book illustrator, this image romanticizes the establishment of Fort Prince George, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, between colonists and Native Americans. We can date the poster via its entry in the Library of Congress catalogue of copyright entries from 1930. Pennsylvania Railroad Patriotic Posters, No. 3. Not in Zega.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945). IN OLD KENTUCKY / PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. 1929. 40½x27 inches, 103x68½ cm.

Lot 209: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945). IN OLD KENTUCKY / PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. 1929. 40½x27 inches, 103x68½ cm.

Auction Date: Nov 23, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945)

IN OLD KENTUCKY / PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. 1929.


40 1/2x27 inches, 103x68 1/2 cm.
Condition B / B+: repaired tear at top edge, into central image; repaired tears at edges, some into lower text; creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image.

An idyllic historical portrait of America, depicting hunters in the Blue Hills of Kentucky (actually resplendent in autumn oranges, yellows, reds and greens), giving them a Lewis and Clark appeal. In contrast to the Colonial-era scene depicted, the poster proclaims that "Modern Kentucky is served by the Pennsylvania Railroad." Pennsylvania Railroad Patriotic Posters, No. 2, Furness vol 8, 271.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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The Boy, Moses... signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower right) oil on canvas 43 x 32 i

Lot 19: The Boy, Moses... signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower right) oil on canvas 43 x 32 i

Auction Date: Nov 18, 2021

Estimate: $250,000 - $350,000

Description: The Boy, Moses... signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower right) oil on canvas 43 x 32 in. (109.2 x 81.3 cm.) Painted in 1928....

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Pennsylvania Railroad / Philadelphia ca. 1929.

Lot 482: Pennsylvania Railroad / Philadelphia ca. 1929.

Auction Date: Nov 14, 2021

Estimate: $1,700 - $2,000

Description: ARTIST: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945) SIZE: 27 3/4 x 40 7/8 in./70.5 x 103.7 cm PRINTER: Pennsylvania Railroad Patriotic Posters No. 1 DESCRIPTION: In the first image from his patriotic Pennsylvania Railroad series, Wyeth depicts the ringing of the Liberty Bell to mark the reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 8, 1776. (Railway; Travel; American)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Poster Auctions International Inc

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Pennsylvania Railroad / Pittsburgh. ca. 1929.

Lot 481: Pennsylvania Railroad / Pittsburgh. ca. 1929.

Auction Date: Nov 14, 2021

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Description: ARTIST: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945) SIZE: 27 3/8 x 40 7/8 in./70.5 x 103.8 cm PRINTER: Pennsylvania Railroad Patriotic Posters No. 3 DESCRIPTION: In 1929, Wyeth was commissioned to create approximately 12 patriotic posters for the Pennsylvania Railroad, linking its many destinations with important events in American history. Here, he idealizes a meeting between Native Americans and Colonists to establish Fort Prince George in modern-day Pittsburgh. In reality, the Virginians constructing the fort were captured by 1,000 French soldiers and Indians led by Claude-Pierre Pécaudy de Contrecœur. Wyeth certainly overlooked historical facts in favor of patriotic effect. (Railway; Travel; American)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Poster Auctions International Inc

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The Spirit of '46. 1946.

Lot 130: The Spirit of '46. 1946.

Auction Date: Nov 14, 2021

Estimate: $1,700 - $2,000

Description: ARTIST: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945) SIZE: 27 3/8 x 44 1/4 in./69.5 x 112.4 cm DESCRIPTION: With a nod to Archibald M. Willard's well-known American Revolution painting, "The Spirit of ‘76" (included as a small drawing in the bottom panel), Wyeth portrays patriotism WWII-style with a factory scene at shift's end. Everybody is seen working together—soldiers, sailors, airmen—and all are rendered with the superb technique and composition that made Wyeth one of the favored children's illustrators and muralists of his day. This offset-printed piece—created using a Wyeth painting after the artist's death—was sponsored by the Hercules Powder Co. of Wilmington, Delaware. They describe themselves at the bottom of the poster as "manufacturers of chemical materials for industry." (War & Propaganda; American)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Poster Auctions International Inc

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Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) Glory of the Seas, book dust-jacket a

Lot 67137: Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) Glory of the Seas, book dust-jacket a

Auction Date: Nov 05, 2021

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945)
Glory of the Seas, book dust-jacket and title page illustration, 1933
Oil on canvas
36 x 28 inches (91.4 x 71.1 cm)
Signed lower right: N.C. Weyth

Property From the Collection of the Late Mort Walker

PROVENANCE:
The artist;
Mrs. N.C. Wyeth;
Carolyn Wyeth;
Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware.

LITERATURE:
A.D. Hewes, Glory of the Seas, New York, 1933, dust-jacket and title page;
D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 206;
C. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth, A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, London, 2008, p. 541, no. I.1189, illustrated.

The present work was commissioned and then reproduced as the cover image for the book by the same title, by Agnes Hewes. It is set in Boston, Massachusetts, during the 1850s.

The novel follows the story of a young, orphaned shipping clerk in Boston, who yearns to make a name for himself by traveling to California to find gold. But, before he can follow his dreams, many other adventures distract him. The first concerns the development of the clipper ship passenger service between the East Coast and California around Cape Horn. The second concerns the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 and the enforced return of escaped slaves across state boundaries.

Wyeth incorporated both themes into one dramatic, visually contrasting image. The dark, shadowy tones in the foreground, literally and metaphorically symbolize oppression and slavery. Choppy waters push against and separate the lone figure from the triumphant clipper ship in the distance. It's crisp, white sails and prominent flag representing the wealth, power and influence of trade in the United States at the time.

Please note that the original stretcher for the present work accompanies the lot.


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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Andrew Wyeth ALS Re: Father N.C. Wyeth's Nat. Geographic Murals & Upcoming History of Britain Project

Lot 144: Andrew Wyeth ALS Re: Father N.C. Wyeth's Nat. Geographic Murals & Upcoming History of Britain Project

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Description: Andrew Wyeth ALS Re: Father N.C. Wyeth's National Geographic Murals & Upcoming History of Britain Project

An interesting lot relating to two important American artists, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Newell Convers (N.C.) Wyeth (1882-1945). It consists of a 2pp autograph letter signed by Andrew Wyeth, along with a photocopy of the typed letter from an editor of "The National Geographic Magazine." The material sheds light on Andrew Wyeth's career as an artist, the artistic influence of his father, N.C., and the notion of a "Wyeth Dynasty." Provenance: Ex-Noel Goldblatt (ca. 1926-2003) of the famous Goldblatt's Department Store, to a prominent Los Angeles, California collector.

The lot is comprised of:

1. A 2pp autograph letter signed by Andrew Wyeth as "Andrew" at the center of the second page. Written in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on December 12, 1946 on stationery with "Andrew Wyeth / Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania" letterhead. Triple hole punched along the top. Expected light paper folds and a few ink smudges, else very good to near fine. 7.25" x 10."

2. A photocopy of the original 1p typed letter sent to Andrew Wyeth by Franklin Fisher (1884-1953), Chief of Illustrations Division at "The National Geographic Magazine," on December 11, 1946. Trimmed.

Franklin Fisher wrote Andrew Wyeth to see if he might be interested in undertaking watercolor or tempera illustrations for an upcoming issue of "The National Geographic Magazine" exploring the History of Great Britain from prehistoric times to World War II.

Fisher wrote in part: "Some time ago I sought the advice of your father in regard to a series of paintings reconstructing episodes in the History of Britain…I am writing to inquire whether your other commitments are such that you might like to undertake the painting of several of these subjects which are destined for publication in The National Geographic Magazine…"

Sadly, N.C. Wyeth had been killed in a car accident 14 months earlier, in mid-October 1945. Both men are thus recollecting conversations and experiences with the dead artist.

Andrew Wyeth wrote in response, in part: "It was certainly nice to hear from you as I remember so well my father speaking of you and Dr. La Gorce and although I was a very small boy I do remember…The idea of doing two water color paintings reconstructing episodes in the History of Britain sounds very exciting to me, and when I think at the fine work my father did for the National Geographic it makes me want to do this work for you very much…"

When Andrew Wyeth referred to "the fine work my father did for the National Geographic," he was alluding to five murals that N.C. Wyeth had painted in 1927. The cycle called "The Romance of Discovery" depicted maps and vignettes of the Age of Exploration and the New World. The murals are still in situ at Hubbard Memorial Hall, the first library and headquarters of the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

Both Fisher and Andrew Wyeth mention one "Dr. La Gorce" in their correspondence. This was John Oliver La Gorce (1880-1959), an explorer and editor of "The National Geographic Magazine" who served as its Vice President between 1922-1954.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Location: Wilton, CT, US

Auction House: University Archives

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (PA/ME/MA, 1882-1945)

Lot 3001: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (PA/ME/MA, 1882-1945)

Auction Date: Aug 29, 2021

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: "Have a 'Coke' = How are things goin?", or "GI's in Newfoundland", graphite on paper, signed lower right and marked "Sketch", (NCW 1074), label verso from Wyeth Hurd Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Housed in a later silver molded panel frame, matted and glazed, OS: 27" x 29 1/2", SS: 16 3/4" x 19 1/2". A few bleach spots on edges. Commissioned by Paul Smith of D'Arcy Advertising Co., inspired by Wyeth's "Dark Harbor Fisherman", this image was used in Life Magazine July 3, 1944; Saturday Evening Post, June 24, 1944; National Geographic, August, 1944 (back cover), and more. The Coca-Cola Company owns the painting, The Brandywine Museum has the glass lantern slide Wyeth made from this sketch to enlarge onto the 28" x 32" canvas, this piece is in Wyeth's catalogue raisonne as no. 1074. N.C. Wyeth, whose first ancestor to live in New England arrived in 1645, had an immensely successful career as an illustrator, raising the work to the level of fine art, drawing on American colloquial experiences at his home studios in Port Clyde, Maine and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania....

Location: Thomaston, ME, US

Auction House: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - Nothing would escape their black, jewel-like inscrutable eyes... (The...

Lot 222: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - Nothing would escape their black, jewel-like inscrutable eyes... (The...

Auction Date: May 18, 2021

Estimate: $600,000 - $800,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
Nothing would escape their black, jewel-like inscrutable eyes... (The...
oil on canvas
46 ½ x 37 ½ in. (118.1 x 95.3 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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N C Wyeth Illustrated "drums" By James Boyd

Lot 934: N C Wyeth Illustrated "drums" By James Boyd

Auction Date: Apr 01, 2021

Estimate: $10 - $10,000

Description: 9.25" X 7.25". Location: 375: Table 3...

Location: Donnelsville, OH, US

Auction House: Berner's Auction Gallery

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JOHN COX JR. (1862-1919) A BOOK, "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come," SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR N.C. WYETH (American 1882-1945), NEW YORK, 1931,

Lot 155: JOHN COX JR. (1862-1919) A BOOK, "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come," SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR N.C. WYETH (American 1882-1945), NEW YORK, 1931,

Auction Date: Feb 06, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: JOHN COX JR. (1862-1919) A BOOK, "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come," SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR N.C. WYETH (American 1882-1945), NEW YORK, 1931, signed in ink on edition page, "N.C. Wyeth," and hand numbered in ink no. 388, Charles Scribner's Sons, publisher, deckled edge cream paper, parcel gilt plaid cloth bound exterior boards with gilt embossed white paper spine, retaining original exterior cardboard box with paper label marked with corresponding limited edition no. 388 of 512. 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"...

Location: Houston, TX, US

Auction House: Simpson Galleries, LLC

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N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) Title-page/frontispiece. [HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW]

Lot 122: N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) Title-page/frontispiece. [HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW]

Auction Date: Jan 28, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: N.C. WYETH (1882-1945)
Title-page/frontispiece. Illustration for The Courtship of Miles Standish, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920). Pen and ink on paper. 107x101 mm; 4 1/4x4 inches, on 11 3/4x9 3/4-inch sheet. Cornered to window matte; framed.

Provenance: The Kelly Collection of American Illustration.

Exhibited and Reproduced: The Art of the Elegant Line: Works from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration, Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA February 16-April 4, 2003. Catalogue number 32.

The most successful and famous student of Howard Pyle, the "Father of Modern Illustration," Wyeth became one of the most important American illustrators in the canon. He was best known for dramatic depictions of historical scenes for literary classics through the widely-distributed Scribner's Classics series in the 1910s and 20s. In that tradition, his beautiful pen work for this book, published in commemoration of the first "Pilgrim Tercentenary" and hailed as one of the best gift books of that year, captures the essence of Longfellow's narrative poem about Plymouth Colony's famous love triangle.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) Standish Reading / "Heading Canto II". [HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW]

Lot 123: N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) Standish Reading / "Heading Canto II". [HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW]

Auction Date: Jan 28, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500

Description: N.C. WYETH (1882-1945)
Standish Reading / "Heading Canto II". Illustration for page 17 of The Courtship of Miles Standish, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920). Pen and ink on paper. 101x177 mm; 4x7 inches, on 9 1/2x14-inch sheet. Cornered to window matte; framed.

Provenance: The Kelly Collection of American Illustration.

Exhibited and Reproduced: The Art of the Elegant Line: Works from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration, Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA February 16-April 4, 2003. Catalogue number 33.

The most successful and famous student of Howard Pyle, the "Father of Modern Illustration," Wyeth became one of the most important American illustrators in the canon. He was best known for dramatic depictions of historical scenes for literary classics through the widely-distributed Scribner's Classics series in the 1910s and 20s. In that tradition, his beautiful pen work for this book, published in commemoration of the first "Pilgrim Tercentenary" and hailed as one of the best gift books of that year, captures the essence of Longfellow's narrative poem about Plymouth Colony's famous love triangle.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) Captain John Alden / Heading Canto IV. [HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW]

Lot 124: N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) Captain John Alden / Heading Canto IV. [HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW]

Auction Date: Jan 28, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: N.C. WYETH (1882-1945)
Captain John Alden / Heading Canto IV. Illustration for page 51 of The Courtship of Miles Standish, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920). Pen and ink on paper. 80x140 mm; 3 1/4x5 1/2 inches, on 9 1/2x14-inch sheet. Cornered to window matte; framed.

Provenance: The Kelly Collection of American Illustration.

Exhibited and Reproduced: The Art of the Elegant Line: Works from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration, Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA February 16-April 4, 2003. Catalogue number 34.

The most successful and famous student of Howard Pyle, the "Father of Modern Illustration," Wyeth became one of the most important American illustrators in the canon. He was best known for dramatic depictions of historical scenes for literary classics through the widely-distributed Scribner's Classics series in the 1910s and 20s. In that tradition, his beautiful pen work for this book, published in commemoration of the first "Pilgrim Tercentenary" and hailed as one of the best gift books of that year, captures the essence of Longfellow's narrative poem about Plymouth Colony's famous love triangle.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) Teepees by the Forest / Headpiece Canto VII. [HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW]

Lot 125: N.C. WYETH (1882-1945) Teepees by the Forest / Headpiece Canto VII. [HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW]

Auction Date: Jan 28, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: N.C. WYETH (1882-1945)
Teepees by the Forest / Headpiece Canto VII. Illustration for page 105 of The Courtship of Miles Standish, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920). Pen and ink on paper. 80x142 mm; 3 1/4x5 1/2 inches, on 9x14 1/2-inch sheet. Cornered to window matte; framed.

Provenance: The Kelly Collection of American Illustration.

Exhibited and Reproduced: The Art of the Elegant Line: Works from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration, Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA February 16-April 4, 2003. Catalogue number 35.

The most successful and famous student of Howard Pyle, the "Father of Modern Illustration," Wyeth became one of the most important American illustrators in the canon. He was best known for dramatic depictions of historical scenes for literary classics through the widely-distributed Scribner's Classics series in the 1910s and 20s. In that tradition, his beautiful pen work for this book, published in commemoration of the first "Pilgrim Tercentenary" and hailed as one of the best gift books of that year, captures the essence of Longfellow's narrative poem about Plymouth Colony's famous love triangle.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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NC Wyeth (1882 - 1945) American

Lot 323: NC Wyeth (1882 - 1945) American

Auction Date: Jan 24, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: NC Wyeth (1882 - 1945) American. Watercolor. Measure 8"in H x 6"in W and 16"in H x 14"in W with frame. Known for: Book illustrator, murals, painting. One of America's leading artists of the first half of the twentieth century, N.C. Wyeth achieved recognition as both an illustrator and painter. Indeed, during the course of his career, he produced over 3,000 illustrations as well as an abundance of oil paintings, murals, and temperas, all showing his technical mastery as well as his vibrant energy, enthusiasm and love of life. Wyeth also founded a powerful artistic dynasty that includes his son, Andrew and grandson, Jamie and late daughters Carolyn and Henriette....

Location: Coral Gables, FL, US

Auction House: Coral Gables Auction

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N.C. Wyeth for Cream Of Wheat Poster

Lot 284: N.C. Wyeth for Cream Of Wheat Poster

Auction Date: Dec 10, 2020

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: N.C. Wyeth for Cream of Wheat advertising poster. Measures 32-in. x 23-in. As-is, unframed, loose and not mounted or glued down. If lot is absent of a condition report one may be requested via email. Condition report is provided as an opinion only and is no guarantee as grading can be subjective. Buyer must view photographs or scans to assist in determining condition and ask further questions if so desired. Our in-house shipping department will gladly pack and ship any item that fits into a 16x16x16 inch or 30x5x24 inch or equivalent or smaller box/folio. We will charge for labor to pack and process based on actual time it takes, actual cost of materials used to pack and actual shipper charges that will include insurance and signature required. We generally use USPS and Fed Ex and compare the pricing between the two. We gladly will give shipping estimates prior to auction. Please make this request at least 24 hours prior to auction for our shipping department to respond. We will also gladly combine items if they fit into one box and meet our maximum box size stated here. We reserve the right to require an outside shipper on any item(s) in the auction....

Location: Davenport, WA, US

Auction House: Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC

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Original Vintage US WW II Poster Uncle Sam Wyeth Art

Lot 163: Original Vintage US WW II Poster Uncle Sam Wyeth Art

Auction Date: Dec 05, 2020

Estimate: $700 - $1,000

Description: Wyeth, Newell Convers 1882 - 1945. Buy War Bonds (Uncle Sam). Offset 1942. Size: 40.1 x 29.9 in. (102 x 76 cm). Printer: U.S. Government Printing Office. Condition Details: (B+) tears (one of them 3 in./7 cm), creasing and minimal staining at the edges, small pieces of tape in the corners and at the top edge, slight scratch in Uncle Sam's jacket...

Location: Clayton, CA, US

Auction House: PosterConnection Inc.

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Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) The Line of Least Resistance, The Sat

Lot 68172: Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) The Line of Least Resistance, The Sat

Auction Date: Dec 03, 2020

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945)
The Line of Least Resistance, The Saturday Evening Post interior story illustration, September 3, 1910
Oil on canvas
28-1/4 x 42 inches (71.8 x 106.7 cm)
Signed and dated upper right: NC Wyeth / 10

PROVENANCE:
Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware;
Private collection, Rhode Island;
Heritage Auctions, Dallas, October 26, 2013, lot 78171;
Private collection, acquired from the above.

EXHIBITED:
Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, September 1999.

LITERATURE:
D. Allen and D. Allen Jr., N.C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 273;
C.B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, vol. I, London, 2008, p. 214, no. I.315 (1323), illustrated.


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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - Indian Love Call

Lot 15: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - Indian Love Call

Auction Date: Oct 28, 2020

Estimate: $2,000,000 - $3,000,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
Indian Love Call
oil on canvas
46 x 69 ¼ in. (116.8 x 175.9 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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N.C. Wyeth Where the Mail Goes Cream of Wheat Goes

Lot 158: N.C. Wyeth Where the Mail Goes Cream of Wheat Goes

Auction Date: Oct 18, 2020

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Very nice advertising store display sign. Has been restored and backed with linen as shown. 23" by 34". Original back stand and label....

Location: Missoula, MT, US

Auction House: Davis Brothers Auction

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (PA/ME/MA, 1882-1945) - THE COMPOSITION DRAWING FOR HIS LAST UNFINISHED PAINTING

Lot 2116: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (PA/ME/MA, 1882-1945) - THE COMPOSITION DRAWING FOR HIS LAST UNFINISHED PAINTING

Auction Date: Aug 30, 2020

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Description: "First Farmer of the Land", depicting Washington on horseback overseeing his Plantation laborers, charcoal drawing, initialed lower left 'N.C.W.', in gold metal leaf flat panel molded wood frame under glass, OS: 48" x 41", SS: 41 1/2" x 34 1/2". Paper toned. This was the cover for the Feb 1946 issue of the "Country Gentleman' magazine and was used in its unfinished state after Wyeth's tragic death in Oct 1945, when his car was struck by a train, killing NC and his name-sake young grandson instantly. The painting was on his easel with this drawing on a nearby wall, he had worked on it that morning. The painting is displayed at the N.C. Wyeth Studio owned by the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA. The drawing is in their catalog raisonne....

Location: Thomaston, ME, US

Auction House: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

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N.C. WYETH. "The Black Arrow. A Tale of the Two Roses." [BRANDYWINE SCHOOL / SCHOOL OF PYLE / SCRIBNER'S]

Lot 108: N.C. WYETH. "The Black Arrow. A Tale of the Two Roses." [BRANDYWINE SCHOOL / SCHOOL OF PYLE / SCRIBNER'S]

Auction Date: Jul 16, 2020

Estimate: $150,000 - $250,000

Description: N.C. WYETH.
"The Black Arrow. A Tale of the Two Roses." Original title-page illustration for the book by Robert Louis Stevenson (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916). Oil on canvas. 1029x826 mm; 40 1/2x32 1/2 inches. Unsigned, but with Scribner "@C.S.S." in lower left corner. Framed to 43x34 inches with custom brass plaque and "Scribner's Magazine" label on frame verso.

Provenance: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916 to circa 1935; Mr. and Mrs. David A. Randall; Ronald R. Randall, to 1979; Robert and Carol Findlay, Arlington, Texas (1979-1990); Ronald R. Randall, Santa Barbara, California (1990-present).

Exhibited: Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1976.

References: Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N. C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals (New York: Crown Publishers, 1972), page 219; Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings (London: Scala, 2008), I.605, p. 320, 321.

an iconic work by one of the most popular illustrators of all time, with impeccable provenance. See full description below.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) "I Thank Him for the Knowledge That-

Lot 68175: Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) "I Thank Him for the Knowledge That-

Auction Date: Jul 01, 2020

Estimate: $70,000 - $100,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945)
"I Thank Him for the Knowledge That- I Shall Not Tell!!...And, Perhaps,...I Shall Not Wholly Die...Perhaps", 1910
Oil en grisaille on canvas
28-1/4 x 42 inches (71.8 x 106.7 cm)
Signed and dated upper right: NC Wyeth / 10

PROVENANCE:
Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware;
Private collection, Rhode Island;
Heritage Auctions, Dallas, October 26, 2013, lot 78171;
Private collection, acquired from the above.

EXHIBITED:
Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, September 1999.

LITERATURE:
E.M. Rhodes, The Line of Least Resistance, Saturday Evening Post 183, no. 10 (September 1910), p. 23, illustrated;
D. Allen and D. Allen Jr., N.C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 273;
C.B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, vol. I, London, 2008, p. 214, no. I.315 (1323), illustrated.


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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882-1945), , The Converted Barn

Lot 26: N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882-1945), , The Converted Barn

Auction Date: Jun 14, 2020

Estimate: $50,000 - $80,000

Description: N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882-1945)
The Converted Barn
Signed 'NC WYETH' (underlined) bottom right; also inscribed 'N.C. WYETH STUDIO IN CHADDSFORD'WHERE HE PAINTED TREASURE IS.' on upper stretcher verso, and 'NEAR THE CHADDS FORD INN A FORMER BARN HE PUT IN STUDIO WINDOW CIRCA 1908' on bottom stretcher verso, oil on canvas
25 3/8 x 30 in. (64.5 x 76.2cm)
Executed circa 1908.
provenance:
The Artist.
The Artist's wife, Mrs. N.C. Wyeth.
By descent in the Wyeth family to Carolyn Wyeth, the Artist's daughter.
Frank E. Fowler, Tennessee.
Private Collection, Maryland.
Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts.
Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware.
Acquired directly from the above in 1996.
Private Collection, Delaware.
exhibited:
New York, New York, 1995, no. 19.
Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware, 1995.
"The Wyeths of Chadds Ford: The Early Years," Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, May 31-November 23, 1997.
"N. C. Wyeth: Painter and Illustrator. Works From 1903-1940," Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware, June 14-September 14, 2019.
literature:
Betsy James Wyeth, ed., The Wyeths, The Letters of N. C. Wyeth, 1901-1945, Gambit, Boston, 1971, pp. 221, 222 and 271.
Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Scala, London, 2008, L.26, p. 709.
NOTE:

Before devoting his career to Illustration art, and even during his earliest days as an illustrator, Newell Convers Wyeth had expressed a strong desire to become a landscape painter. In Delaware, his teacher Howard Pyle (1853-1911) encouraged him to explore this vein and devote part of his time to paint the surroundings. However, it is only when he and his wife Carolyn decided to permanently move from Wilmington to Chadds Ford in 1908, that N.C. Wyeth began seriously studying and painting the countryside. There, the artist freely rekindled his love for the beautiful and serene Brandywine River Valley; every recorded wooded hillside, stream, meadow, barn and farmhouse thus revealing a certain likening for landscape and rural themes in his independent, non-commissioned work. At the time indeed, the artist sought academy recognition (without much success) and ultimately blamed his commercial successes for preventing him from experiencing a more prestigious art career. In that regard, the landscapes Wyeth produced prior to 1910 reveal a taste for independence and recognition.
The present painting was executed in 1908, the same year the artist moved to Chadds Ford. The property which the Wyeth family rented just east of the village had two barns, one of which is depicted here, and which the artist converted as a studio. Soon the artist decided to do some renovation work on it: "the little barn (…) is now a carriage house - square and about 28' by 22'. So you see there will be little for me to do but to sink in a skylight, and besides it's a four-slope roof to a cupola and one roof is exactly north. The walls are 2-foot through and of stone." The studio was finalized in September 1908. Bursting with pride, the artist wrote: "My studio is completed for winter (except for a stove) and I consider it better in many respects to any one of the studios in town. The place is entirely sheathed on the inside, besides heavy papers underneath--a new floor over the old one and new heavy doors, that clamp practically air-tight, with windows in them. My working light is perfect, and it should be that my work hereafter improves to do justice to the surroundings." Years later, Wyeth would continue to improve and enlarge his studio, recording every new addition in a painting that would feature the not-so-little-barn either blanketed in the snow or sheltered by the leaves of the surrounding trees.
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Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Freeman's

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N C Wyeth Illust Drums By Boyd + Miles Standish

Lot 11: N C Wyeth Illust Drums By Boyd + Miles Standish

Auction Date: Jun 11, 2020

Estimate: $75 - $100

Description: Two books illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. James Boyd. Drums. NY: Scribner, 1925. Small 4to. Pictorial paste-down on front cover. 14 color plates plus text illust. Spine ends & edges show some wear, o/w VG. / The Courtship of Miles Standish. Boston: Houghton, 1920. Small 4to. "Tercentenary Edition." Some wear. Condition: Very Good...

Location: Manheim, PA, US

Auction House: Conestoga Auction Co.

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N.C. WYETH | THE HURRICANE

Lot 22: N.C. WYETH | THE HURRICANE

Auction Date: May 01, 2020

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Description: N.C. Wyeth...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Framed N.C. Wyeth WWII War Bonds Poster

Lot 356: Framed N.C. Wyeth WWII War Bonds Poster

Auction Date: Apr 30, 2020

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: **First Time At Auction**

Artist: N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) Publisher: United States Government Printing Office. Treasury Department monthly catalogue 1942, p. 1336. A vibrant World War II poster by American artist N.C. Wyeth depicting Uncle Sam dressed in stars and stripes that coordinate with the American flag he is holding, pointing to the distance as fighter planes fly overhead, with soldiers in the field below and "BUY WAR BONDS" delineated in bold fashion below. Size: 27.75" L x 21.75" W (70.5 cm x 55.2 cm); 32.5" L x 25.5" W (82.6 cm x 64.8 cm) framed.

According to Smithsonian National Museum of American History, "Attribution of the artist based on markings made to reproductions of the poster distributed through Gerald Ford Presidential Library. WSS 510-A". The curatorial team at the Smithsonian also writes, "Posters during World War II were designed to instill in the people a positive outlook, a sense of patriotism and confidence. They linked the war in trenches with the war at home. From a practical point, they were used to encourage all Americans to help with the war effort. The posters called upon every man, woman, and child to endure the personal sacrifice and domestic adjustments to further the national agenda. They encouraged rationing, conservation and sacrifice. In addition, the posters were used for recruitment, productivity, and motivation as well as for financing the war effort. The stark, colorful graphic designs elicited strong emotions. The posters played to the fears, frustrations, and faith in freedoms that lingered in people's minds during the war."

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection

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Location: Louisville, CO, US

Auction House: Artemis Gallery

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Attr. NC Wyeth (1882 - 1945)

Lot 126: Attr. NC Wyeth (1882 - 1945)

Auction Date: Mar 01, 2020

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Attr. NC Wyeth (1882 - 1945) Painting of an elegant couple. Signed lower left. Oil on canvas. Provenance: purchased in the 90's from Dr. Joseph Sheehan who was located in Vienna Austria. Sheehan was the President of the American Austrian Foundation.

Sight Size: 18.25 x 14.25 in.
Overall Size: 29.25 x 25.5 x 3 in.
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Location: Sarasota, FL, US

Auction House: Helmuth Stone

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N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882–1945), , Rebel Jerry and Yankee Jake

Lot 62: N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882–1945), , Rebel Jerry and Yankee Jake

Auction Date: Dec 08, 2019

Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000

Description: N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882–1945)
Rebel Jerry and Yankee Jake
Signed 'N.C. WYETH' bottom left, oil on canvas
34 x 25 in. (86.4 x 63.5cm)
Executed circa 1930-1931.
provenance:
The Artist.
The Artist's widow, Mrs. N.C. Wyeth, until 1950.
Collection of Wallace and Rena Bostwick.
By descent in the family.
Private Collection, Florida.
LITERATURE:

John Fox, Jr., The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1931, "Brother Against Brother," p. 26 (illustrated).
Richard Layton, "Inventory of Paintings in the Wyeth Studio," [unpublished], 1950, in Wyeth Family Archives, p. 33.
Douglas Allen, Jr., N. C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1972, p. 205.
Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Scala, London, 2008, I.1164, p. 535 (illustrated).
NOTE:

Considered one of America's greatest illustrators of the 20th century, N. C. Wyeth garnered considerable acclaim for his work with the publishing company Charles Scribner's Sons, particularly for his compelling illustrations of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island in 1911. Rebel Jerry and Yankee Jake was executed in 1931, some 20 years after the artist's first commission for the publishing company's popular series of classical stories. The painting served as an illustration for John Fox, Jr.'s The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, another successful Scribner book published in 1903.
Set during the years of the Civil War, the best-selling novel follows the adventures of Chad Buford, an orphan from Kentucky who escapes his fate as an indentured servant by seeking refuge in the mountains with his faithful dog Jack. There, he is adopted by a family of modest means who gradually welcomes him as a valuable member of their clan. While Wyeth's other illustrations focus on the hero of the story, the present work depicts a dramatic knife fight between Jerry and Jake Dillon, two "giant brothers" from a neighboring family. Presented as rivals from the story's onset, the twin brothers harbor a profound hatred towards each other, further encouraged by Kingdom Come's entire community. Indeed, the simple mention of their names is followed by the promise of an epic battle, bound to determine the ultimate victor: "'Some o' these days,' said the old Squire, 'that fool Jake's a-goin' to pick up somethin' an' knock that mean Jerry's head off. I wonder he hain't done it afore. Hit's funny how brothers can hate when they do git to hatin'.'" First described as a family feud caused by personal resentment, the brothers' rivalry quickly evolves into a quarrel fueled by irreconcilable political beliefs as one brother embraces the Union's side while the other chooses to remain a Rebel. Their battle thus encapsulates the larger tragedy that befell the American Nation, whose citizens-formerly unified brothers-turned against each other.
In this painting, N. C. Wyeth presents us with the most highly anticipated moment when Jake and Jerry, who had been endlessly looking for each other, finally meet in the Kentucky mountains: "'I been lookin' fer ye a long while,' said Jake, simply, and he smiled strangely as he moved slowly forward and looked down at his enemy-his heavy head wagging from side to side. Jerry was fumbling at his belt. The big knife flashed, but Jake's hand was as quick as its gleam, and he had the wrist that held it. His great fingers crushed together, the blade dropped on the ground, and again the big twins looked at each other. Slowly, Yankee Jake picked up the knife. The other moved not a muscle and in his fierce eyes was no plea for mercy. The point of the blade moved slowly down-down over the rebel's heart and was thrust into its sheath again. Then Jake let go the wrist." Against all odds, and although he had the upper hand, Yankee Jake finally decides to spare his brother's life. The two eventually reconcile on the battlefield and present a unified front when the time comes to say goodbye to the hero, Chad, who leaves Kingdom Come with his fiancée-a happy ending true to the author's romantic and pacifist views.
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Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Freeman's

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - Maine Islands

Lot 25: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - Maine Islands

Auction Date: Nov 20, 2019

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
Maine Islands
tempera on panel
15 ½ x 23 in. (39.4 x 58.4 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - Oh, Morgan's men are out for you; and Blackbeard--buccaneer!...

Lot 26: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - Oh, Morgan's men are out for you; and Blackbeard--buccaneer!...

Auction Date: Nov 20, 2019

Estimate: $2,000,000 - $3,000,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
Oh, Morgan's men are out for you; and Blackbeard--buccaneer!...
oil on canvas
50 ¼ x 35 in. (127.6 x 88.9 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - The Bonadventure

Lot 27: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - The Bonadventure

Auction Date: Nov 20, 2019

Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
The Bonadventure
oil on canvas
39 ¾ x 30 in. (101 x 76.2 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - “On the Wings of the Evening” (New Story Magazine, cover illustration)

Lot 78: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) - “On the Wings of the Evening” (New Story Magazine, cover illustration)

Auction Date: Nov 20, 2019

Estimate: $120,000 - $180,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
“On the Wings of the Evening” (New Story Magazine, cover illustration)
oil on canvas
44 x 32 in. (111.8 x 81.3 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH ILLUSTRATED POST CARD

Lot 643: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH ILLUSTRATED POST CARD

Auction Date: Nov 08, 2019

Estimate: $50 - $100

Description: Post card of “Nan of Music Mountain” Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. Very good condition. Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945), known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created more than 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner's, the Scribner Classics, which is the work for which he is best known. The first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter at a time when the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other."...

Location: Burlington, NC, US

Auction House: Raynor's Historical Collectible Auctions

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RAWLINGS, Marjorie Kinnan (1896-1953). -- N.C. WYETH (1882-1945), illustrator. The Yearling. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY KINNAN AND WYETH.

Lot 212: RAWLINGS, Marjorie Kinnan (1896-1953). -- N.C. WYETH (1882-1945), illustrator. The Yearling. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY KINNAN AND WYETH.

Auction Date: Nov 06, 2019

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: RAWLINGS, Marjorie Kinnan (1896-1953). -- N.C. WYETH (1882-1945), illustrator. The Yearling. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939.

8vo. 14 full-page full-color illustrations, monochrome plates, 2 p. facsimile letter, all after N. C. Wyeth. Original publisher's blue cloth gilt (small abrasion with loss to upper corner front pastedown, upper hinge repaired, short split to lower hinge, otherwise fine).

LIMITED EDITION, one of 770 unnumbered copies SIGNED BY RAWLINGS AND WYETH. Of this edition, 520 were bound in aqua cloth and issued; the remaining 250 were bound in darker blue (as here), and distributed in the early 1950s. The present copy with the corrected text on p. 196.

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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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Newell Convers Wyeth Illustrated Post Card

Lot 643: Newell Convers Wyeth Illustrated Post Card

Auction Date: Sep 26, 2019

Estimate: $50 - $100

Description: Post card of “Nan of Music Mountain” Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. Very good condition. Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945), known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created more than 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner's, the Scribner Classics, which is the work for which he is best known. The first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter at a time when the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other."...

Location: Burlington, NC, US

Auction House: Raynor's Historical Collectible Auctions

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[Posters] Wyeth, N.C. (American, 1882-1945), Pennsylvania Railroad Patriotic Posters Nos. 1-4

Lot 364: [Posters] Wyeth, N.C. (American, 1882-1945), Pennsylvania Railroad Patriotic Posters Nos. 1-4

Auction Date: Sep 19, 2019

Estimate: $4,000 - $7,000

Description: [Posters] Wyeth, N.C. (American, 1882-1945)
Pennsylvania Railroad Patriotic Posters Nos. 1-4
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, (1930). Rare complete set of four original color lithographic posters. Condition B/B+: All linen backed; scattered small closed tears to edges. Allen 258-259
Each 40 1/4 x 26 3/4 in. (102 x 68cm).

Commisioned in the late 1920s by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to produce patriotic themed paintings, N.C. Wyeth's designs were turned into posters and later calendar backs to advertise the railroad's lines of service. The four posters included here form a complete set and include: Ringing Out Liberty, In Old Kentucky, Pittsburgh In the Beginning, and Building the First White House.

From the collection of a Philadelphia Lady.
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Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Freeman's

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N. C. WYETH ILLUSTRATED VOLUMES, LOT OF FIVE

Lot 1676: N. C. WYETH ILLUSTRATED VOLUMES, LOT OF FIVE

Auction Date: Aug 24, 2019

Estimate: $50 - $80

Description: N. C. WYETH ILLUSTRATED VOLUMES, LOT OF FIVE, comprising "The Pike County Ballads", 1912; "Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates", 1932; "Treasure Island", 1933; "Kidnapped", 1936; and "Westward Ho", 1947. Together with an early edition of Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", New York: Washington Co., 1890. All with original hard covers, one with dust jacket. Six pieces total....

Location: Mt. Crawford, VA, US

Auction House: Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

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Rare Set 15 "N.C. Wyeth" Illustrations from "Trending into Maine".

Lot 40: Rare Set 15 "N.C. Wyeth" Illustrations from "Trending into Maine".

Auction Date: Aug 13, 2019

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: Rare Set 15 "N.C. Wyeth" Illustrations from "Trending into Maine"....

Location: Rockport, ME, US

Auction House: Rockport Estate Liquidations

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945). BUY WAR BONDS. 1942. 40x30 inches, 102x76 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.]

Lot 71: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945). BUY WAR BONDS. 1942. 40x30 inches, 102x76 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.]

Auction Date: Aug 07, 2019

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (1882-1945) BUY WAR BONDS. 1942.
40 1/4x30 inches, 102 1/4x76 1/4 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.]
Condition B+ / A-: restoration over tape mark in lower right text; small replaced loss in upper left corner; minor repaired tears and restoration at edges.
This is the medium size of three formats. Pollack cover and p. 88.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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NEWELL CONVERS WYETH, (AMERICAN 1882–1945), "THE HUGE MONSTER SOON CAME IN SIGHT, PART OF HIS BODY APPEARING ABOVE THE WAVES AND PAR...

Lot 85: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH, (AMERICAN 1882–1945), "THE HUGE MONSTER SOON CAME IN SIGHT, PART OF HIS BODY APPEARING ABOVE THE WAVES AND PAR...

Auction Date: Jun 09, 2019

Estimate: $250,000 - $400,000

Description: NEWELL CONVERS WYETH
(american 1882–1945)
"THE HUGE MONSTER SOON CAME IN SIGHT, PART OF HIS BODY APPEARING ABOVE THE WAVES AND PART CONCEALED" (ANGELICA AND THE SEA-SERPENT)
Signed 'N.C. Wyeth' bottom left; also dedicated and dated 'TO RALPH GRAVES/From N.C.W./1927' below, oil on canvas
34 1/8 x 25 in. (86.7 x 63.5cm)
Executed in 1924.
provenance:
The Artist.
A Gift from the above in 1927.
Collection of Ralph Graves, Jr., New York, New York.
By descent in the family.
Private Collection, New York, New York.
LITERATURE:
Thomas Bulfinch, "The Orc," in Legends of Charlemagne, Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, New York, 1924, pp. 97-104, (illustrated between pp. 98 and 99).
Douglas Allen, Jr. N. C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals,Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1972, p. 200.
Ralph Graves, Objects of Desire, Tiasquam Press, New York, New York, 2003, pp. 88-94.
Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Scala, London, 2008, I.983, p. 473 (illustrated).
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Considered one of America's greatest illustrators of the 20th century, Newell Convers Wyeth pursued his creative calling at an early age, leaving his native Massachusetts in 1902 to enroll at the Howard Pyle School of Art in Wilmington, Delaware. There, he studied along other eager young artists under the tutelage of the "Father of American Illustration," far surpassing his expectations. After graduating, Wyeth started his career as a commercial painter, working on several advertisement campaigns before finally receiving his first commissions for popular magazines of the time, such as Century and Harper's Monthly.
N.C. Wyeth garnered considerable acclaim for his work with the publishing company Charles Scribner's Sons, particularly for his compelling illustrations of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island in 1911 - his first commission for Scribner's popular series of classical stories. Dated 1924, Angelica and the Sea-Serpent follows this important milestone. It is one of nearly a dozen illustrations which Wyeth designed for Thomas Bulfinch's The Legends of Charlemagne, an iconic collection of European fables and legends from the Middle Ages, all compiled under the reign of Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, who ruled over Europe during the eighth century. Published in 1863 by the Cosmopolitan Book Corporation in New York, The Legends of Charlemagne follows the author's popular Stories of Gods and Heroes and his chronicles of King Arthur and His Knights, respectively published in 1855 and 1858. The book is divided into twenty-six chapters, all of which follow the adventures of a heroic character involved in a fight of good versus evil. Accordingly, Wyeth's illustrations for The Legends of Charlemagne always show the stories' protagonists battling against a powerful human force or a mythological creature, such as dragons, giants or, as shown here, a sea-serpent.
The story of Angelica and the sea-serpent, although loosely based on the Greek myth of Andromeda and Perseus, comes directly from Orlando Furioso, a sixteenth century Italian epic poem written by Ludovico Ariosto. It tells the story of Angelica, Queen of Cathay, who is abducted by local inhabitants while running away from a jilted lover, to be left alone on a deserted rock washed by the sea as a human sacrifice to a serpent known as the Orc. Although in the tale, Angelica happens to be saved by King Roger, who miraculously emerges from the sky on a hippogriff to defeat the monster, N.C. Wyeth choses to depict the moment prior to the rescue of the Queen, right when the sea-serpent emerges from the ocean and charges full speed toward his prey. The drama of the scene is brilliantly captured through the vivid palette that Wyeth employs. The striking turquoises, oranges and purples applied in the artist's characteristically stylized, yet painterly brushstroke, suggest the movement in both the intense swelling of the oily green waves, and the sea-serpent himself. The clouds in the background add a theatrical layer to the scene, parting to reveal the monster, just like theater drapes opening to reveal the main character on the stage. The composition in fact closely follows Pyle's ingenious, methodic, teachings. Angelica, naked to the waist, is positioned in the foreground. Frozen with fear and bound to a rock by three heavy chains, she acts as a strong visual anchor of the scene. Her full mane of red hair, flung far back in the sky, and her clasped hand suggest the terror of the moment. Opposite from her is the monster, whose enormous size is suggested by his tail, which stretches infinitely into the distance. "His jaws, filled with long fierce teeth, are wide open, ready to rip and consume this tender morsel. She has only a few seconds left to live." The result is a powerful image that brings to life the tragic demise of one of literature's most iconic princesses.
The present work was gifted by N.C. Wyeth to the son of Ralph Graves, then high-ranking editor at the National Geographic. The two met while the artist was working on a series of murals set to adorn the walls of the new main building of the company in Washington D.C. His son, Ralph Graves Jr., recalls: "Over the course of the project, my father and Wyeth became good friends. When the murals were completed, my father asked Wyeth if he would paint my portrait". Although N.C. politely declined blaming a heavy schedule, he suggested his daughter Henrietta, well-versed in portraits of young children, to take on the project. The artist's daughter successfully completed the portrait. The story could have ended there, but after a while "N.C. Wyeth returned to the stage." Ralph Graves Jr. explains: "I can only speculate about his motive. Did he feel guilty because he himself hadn't painted my portrait, as requested by his friend? (…) Or was he just overwhelmed with relief that Henrietta had brought off the portrait to my parents' complete satisfaction? (…) For whatever reason, N.C. Wyeth gave me his painting of The Sea-Serpent and Angelica [sic] (…) He also gave me the book, Legends of Charlemagne in which the painting appears, with the modest inscription "Signed by the illustrator of this book especially for Ralph A. Graves Jr."
The present painting will be offered with the aforementioned signed copy of The Legends of Charlemagne's first edition, gifted by the artist to Ralph Graves, Jr.
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Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Freeman's

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) She found Chingachgook studying the shores of the lake, the mountains, and the... oil on canvas 40 ¼ x 32 in. (102.2 x 81.3 cm.)

Lot 61: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) She found Chingachgook studying the shores of the lake, the mountains, and the... oil on canvas 40 ¼ x 32 in. (102.2 x 81.3 cm.)

Auction Date: May 22, 2019

Estimate: $700,000 - $1,000,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
"She found Chingachgook studying the shores of the lake, the mountains, and the heavens..."
signed with initial 'W' (upper right)
oil on canvas
40 ¼ x 32 in. (102.2 x 81.3 cm.)
Painted in 1925.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) There fell a long silence through which O'Hara read and Kenyon kept watch at... oil on canvas 34 x 25 in. (86.4 x 63.5 cm.)

Lot 62: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) There fell a long silence through which O'Hara read and Kenyon kept watch at... oil on canvas 34 x 25 in. (86.4 x 63.5 cm.)

Auction Date: May 22, 2019

Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)
"There fell a long silence through which O'Hara read and Kenyon kept watch at the window"
signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower left)
oil on canvas
34 x 25 in. (86.4 x 63.5 cm.)
Painted in 1911.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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N. C. WYETH | "I've promised you I would. I will promise every time you ask me."

Lot 27: N. C. WYETH | "I've promised you I would. I will promise every time you ask me."

Auction Date: May 21, 2019

Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000

Description: oil on canvas...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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N. C. WYETH | Bringing in the Ears (Composition Drawing)

Lot 26: N. C. WYETH | Bringing in the Ears (Composition Drawing)

Auction Date: May 21, 2019

Estimate: $150,000 - $250,000

Description: charcoal on tan paper...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) "Mr. Cassidy ... Saw a crimson rider

Lot 68083: Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) "Mr. Cassidy ... Saw a crimson rider

Auction Date: May 03, 2019

Estimate: $700,000 - $1,000,000

Description: Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945)
"Mr. Cassidy ... Saw a crimson rider sweep down upon him ... Heralded by a blazing .41," Bar-20 Range Yards, Part VII - Cassidy at Cactus, The Outing Magazine interior illustration, December 1906
Oil on canvas
38 x 25 inches (96.5 x 63.5 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: N.C. Wyeth / 06

PROPERTY FROM THE SORDONI COLLECTION

PROVENANCE:
Sotheby's, New York, May 31, 1984, lot 139;
Acquired by the present owner from the above.

EXHIBITED:
American Illustrators Gallery, New York, and elsewhere, "The Great American Illustrators," 1993;
Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, "Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art," April 7-May 20, 2018.

C.E. Mulford, "Bar-20 Range Yarns, Part VII--Cassidy at Cactus," The Outing Magazine, New York, December 1906, p. 337, illustrated;
C.E. Mulford, Bar-20: Being a Record of Certain Happenings that Occurred in the Otherwise Peaceful Lives of One Hopalong Cassidy and his Companions on the Range, New York, 1907, p. 256, illustrated;
D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 268, illustrated;
Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, Spur, Los Angeles, California, July-August 1991, illustrated as the cover;
American Illustrators Gallery, The Great American Illustrators, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1993, pp. 32, 125, no. 11, illustrated;
C. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume II, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 2008, p. 148, no. I.148, illustrated;
J.E. Dell and W. Reed, Visions of Adventure: N.C. Wyeth and the Brandywine Artists, New York, 2015, illustrated as the cover;
J.G. Cutler and L.S. Cutler, Howard Pyle: His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration, Newport, Rhode Island, 2017, p. 202, illustrated;
S.I. Grand, Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art, exhibition catalogue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 2018, pp. 90-91, 163, no. 41, 82, illustrated.

A new type of Western hero, and indeed the emergence of a new literary genre, appeared shortly after the turn of the century in Owen Wister's The Virginian (1902). The popularity of this novel encouraged others to follow in its hoof prints including Clarence Mulford who recounted the adventures of the Bar-20 Ranch cowboys, including Hopalong Cassidy. Hoppy and his comrades first appeared in a series of stories in Outing Magazine beginning in 1905, with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth and Frank E. Schoonover. In these early stories, the cowhands portrayed by the author and artists are not gentlemen like the later incarnations. Their outfits are tattered, often the result of direct hits during various gunfights. They are pugnacious, quick to anger, foul-mouthed (often indicated discretely by ellipses in the text), hard drinking workingmen. Questioning a man's word, calling him untruthful, is sufficient cause for gunplay. Rustlers too deserved to be shot on sight. Like all cowboys, they hate fences and bemoan the privatization of the open range. These are men used to driving vast herds from Texas to Abilene, Kansas unfettered and then squandering their wages in saloons, poker games, and brothels. Theirs is a male-oriented world; home is the bunkhouse. Mulford's stories ring true because he was a stickler for detail. He was a careful researcher and sought authenticity both in terms of the dialogue and descriptions of cowboy life. Equally attentive to detail and verisimilitude were his early illustrators Schoonover and Wyeth, both of whom had studied under Howard Pyle, the "father of American illustration," who insisted that period costumes be ac
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Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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