Description

    JAMIE (JAMES BROWNING) WYETH (American, b. 1946)
    Ship's Bell, 1976
    Watercolor on paper
    21 x 30 inches (53.3 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed lower left: James Wyeth

    PROVENANCE:
    Nicholas Wyeth, New York (label verso);
    Private collection, Jameson, Pennsylvania;
    Thence by descent to a private collection, Burleson, Texas.

    A third generation of painters, Jamie Wyeth derives inspiration from his home in Maine. Wyeth is perhaps most well known for a realistic style that pays intense focus on non-human subjects. Initially, Jamie lived and painted in a small home on Monhegan Island formerly owned by Rockwell Kent; however, in the late 1980s, he moved to the Southern Island, where he resides in a restored lightkeeper's home.

    Ship's Bell
    was painted in the summer of 1976 on board the historic Victory of Chimes while it was anchored in the harbor off Monhegan Island. Victory of Chimes is the only original three-masted schooner of the famed Maine Windjammer fleet and the largest passenger sailing vessel under the United States flag. The Victory of Chimes is also featured on the Maine quarter minted in May 2003.




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    Visibly good condition, bright colors, work is framed and ready to hang.  Not examined outside of frame.

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