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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882 - 1945)

Lot 135: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)


May 19, 2005
New York, NY, US

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His Eyes Looked as Sabra Had Never Seen Them Look, Merciless, Cold, Hypnotic. "A three-cornered piece, you'll find it, Lon. The Cravat sheep-brand"
signed 'N.C. WYETH' (lower right)
oil on canvas
40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.3 cm.)
Painted in 1929.

Artist or Maker

Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)


New York, M. Knoedler & Co., 1957, no. 48 (as Cimmarron).
Richmond, Virginia, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, N.C. Wyeth: Illustrator, 1958.
Los Angeles, California, Bronson-Rollins & Associates, Inc., The Western Tradition, October 20-December 20, 1988 (as Shoot Out).
New York, American Illustrators Gallery and elsewhere, The Great American Illustrators, 1993, no. 22 (as Cimmarron-Yancy Gets the Kid/I'll drill the first one of you that fires another shot).


D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 279.


The artist.
Mrs. N.C. Wyeth.
M. Knoedler & Co., by 1956.
Mongerson-Wunderlich Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1988.
American Illustrators Gallery, New York, circa 1989.


Property from an Important Western Collection

The initial use of the present work was as an illustration for the December 1929 Woman's Home Companion.

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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