DescriptionNewell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945)
He Even Asked If It Would Be All Right to Retain His Pipe and Tobacco, Saturday Evening Post interior illustration, 1905
Oil on canvas
22 x 12 inches (55.9 x 30.5 cm)
Initialed and dated lower center: W-05
Private collection, New York, 1981;
Private collection, Bedminster, Pennsylvania.
H. Pendexter, "The Reform at Red Ant," Saturday Evening Post, March 4, 1905, p. 4, illustrated;
D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations, and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 271;
C. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Vol. I, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 2008, p. 123, no. I-69 (675).
Glue-lined canvas; there appears to be a few areas of very faint craquelure; under UV exam, there appears to be inpainting along edges and touches of inpaint thoughout the grey background; in the image, there are tiny dots of inpaint to address flakes of loss and an approx. 6 inch thin vertical line of inpainting through water at bottom of work. Framed Dimensions 24.5 X 14.75 X 2 Inches
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