PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR
ANDREW WYETH (1917-2009)
signed with initials and inscribed 'Study of coaster/carrying wood/AW' and inscribed with title (lower right)
pencil on paper
14 ½ x 18 ¾ in. (36.8 x 47.6 cm.), sight size
Executed in 1940.
Dudley Rockwell, Cushing, Maine, brother-in-law of the artist.
Private collection, by descent.
Sale: Bruce Gamage, Jr. Antiques, Rockland, Maine, 24 August 2009, sold by the above.
John H. Surovek Fine Arts, Inc., Palm Beach, Florida, acquired from the above.
Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2011.
This work will be included in Betsy James Wyeth's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.
The classic coasting shooner depicted here, Stephen Taber, was built in 1871 and still sails today from Rockland Harbor, Maine.
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This report was prepared by Alvarez Fine Art Services, Inc.:
This pencil on paper is in good condition overall. The paper does not present tears or paper losses. The paper is attached to mount on all four sides with tape. Exposure to humidity over time has caused mild planar distortions throughout. Visually, the paper is mildly oxidized unevenly throughout the recto from a previous matting and mounting method and contact with acidic material and a natural process of aging due to light exposure. There is mild adhesive staining across the bottom edge possibly from a previous mat. Otherwise, the pencil media appears to be well preserved.
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