Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945)
View of a Destroyed Town, World War I
Signed "N.C. WYETH" l.r., identified on a form from the N.C. Wyeth Catalogue Raisonné Project encapsulated and affixed to the frame backing matboard.
Charcoal on paper, 31 x 24 1/2 in. (78.7 x 62.2 cm), in a Newcomb Macklin frame.
Condition: Toning, creasing, staining, rippling, 1/4 inch horizontal tear l.r., minor surface loss to the left of the signature, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Private collection, Nashville, Tennessee; through to a private collection, Cincinnati, Ohio; Swann Auction Galleries, New York, American Art, June 9, 2016, Sale 2418, Lot 12, as View of a Destroyed Town, World War I; to the current private collection.
N.B. This drawing has been authenticated by the N.C. Wyeth Catalogue Raisonné Project, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, October 24, 2001, identification number NCWS-2641. The catalogue raisonné lists the work as "Title unknown (view of a cathedral town damaged by war)" and dates the work to c. 1917-1919. Their catalog entry may be reviewed here: http://collections.brandywine.org/objects/15768/title-unknown-view-of-a-cathedral-town-damaged-by-war?ctx=6fbb04a1-b926-4b1b-bf38-3ece8bf3768d&idx=0.
We would like to thank Audrey Lewis, Curator, Brandywine Museum of Art, for her kind assistance in cataloging this lot.
Framed dimensions are 40 x 33 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches.
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