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Auction Name: 2021 May 7 American Art Signature Auction - Dallas
Lot Number: 67153
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/8043-67153
Andrew Newell Wyeth (American, 1917-2009)Hill Orchard
Watercolor on paper
19 x 26-3/8 inches (48.3 x 67.0 cm) (sheet)
Signed lower right: Andrew Wyeth
Private collection, Metairie, Louisiana, 1981;
Private collection, Washington D.C., acquired circa 2006.
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, "Andrew Wyeth: Temperas, Aquarelles, Drybrush, Dessins," December 2, 1980-January 31, 1981.
Galerie Claude Bernard, Andrew Wyeth
: Temperas, Aquarelles, Drybrush, Dessins
, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1980, n.p., illustrated;Portfolio
, "Andrew Wyeth: Temperas, Aquarelles, Drybrush, Dessins" (exhibition advertisement), Paris, January 1981, p. 14, illustrated;
M. Sokolov, (title unknown), Business World
, October 19, 1991, illustrated.
The watercolor depicts N.C. Wyeth's orchard after a snowfall, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
"I feel freer in surroundings that I don't have to be conscious of. I'll say that I love the object, or I love the hill. But that hill sets me free. I could wander over countless hills. But this one hill becomes thousands of hills to me. In finding this one object, I find a world. I think a great painting is a painting that funnels itself in and then funnels out, spreads out. I enter in a very focused way and then I go through it and way beyond it. A painting has to come naturally, freely, organically in a sense, through the back door."
We are grateful for the generous assistance of Mary Adam Landa, Wyeth Collection Manager, The Office of Andrew Wyeth LLC, for providing valuable information from the Wyeth archives, indispensable to the cataloguing of this lot, which will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné
of the artist's work.
Condition report available upon request.
Framed Dimensions 26.5 X 33.5 Inches
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