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SIGNED AND DATED (MAKER'S MARKS)
signed N. C. Wyeth, l.r.
27 by 25 in. (68.6 by 63.5 cm)
oil on panel
Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 291
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF A MIDWEST UNIVERSITY
The Story of Tin illustrated the month of August, accompanied by the following text by John Kieran, "Being a component of bronze, tin was used as a metal before the dawn of history. The ancient Phoenicians... are said to have found tin, first in Spain and then in Britain.. . Now the Federated Malay States, Bolivia and the Dutch East Indies produce about 75 percent of the tin used in world commerce. It is a very valuable metal..."
This painting is included in the N.C. Wyeth catalogue raisonné database that is being compiled by the Brandywine River Museum and Conservancy, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
New York, NY, US