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.
Please note this lot is the property of a private collector.
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