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    NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (American, 1882-1945)
    When He Was Fourteen, Michael Strogoff Had Killed His First Bear, Quite Alone, 1927
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 30-1/4 inches (101.6 x 76.8 cm)
    Signed lower right: N.C. Wyeth


    Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, November 1927;
    Private collection, Pennsylvania, circa 1994.

    J. Verne, Michael Strogoff: A Courier of the Czar, New York, 1927, dust jacket, p. 32, illustrated;
    D. Allen and D. Allen Jr, N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations, and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 222;
    C.B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonnè of Paintings, vol.II, London, 2008, pp. 494-95, no. I.1044 (1490), illustrated.

    More information about NEWELL CONVERS WYETH, also known as Wyeth, Newell Convers, Newell Convers Wyeth, Wyeth, N. C., N.C. Wyeth.

    Condition Report*: Unlined; no visible condition issues; under UV exam, there appears to be a 2.5 inch trangular area of inpainting in white pigment below the bear between the two trees as well as three .5 inch dots of inpainting in the same area; along the lower right extreme edge, a 6 inch area of scattered inpainting including a 1.5 inch square area; early restorations are difficult to read due to discolored varnish layer; however, there appears to be slight strengthening in the edges of man's hair.  Framed Dimensions 45 X 35 Inches
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    May, 2015
    2nd Saturday
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