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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

N.C. Wyeth
1882 - 1945
THE SKIER (THE SKI RUNNER)
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 1,205,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

N.C. Wyeth
1882 - 1945
THE SKIER (THE SKI RUNNER)
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 1,205,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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N.C. Wyeth
1882 - 1945
THE SKIER (THE SKI RUNNER)
signed N.C. Wyeth and dated 10 (lower right)
oil on canvas
41 5/8 by 27 1/8 inches
(105.7 by 68.9 cm)
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Provenance

The artist
Mrs. N.C. Wyeth
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, by 1956
Carolyn Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (the artist's daughter)
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Valloti, Pennsylvania, 1990
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1998

Exhibited

Boston, Massachusetts, Society of Odd Brushes (Boston Art Club), Third Exhibition of the Society of Odd Brushes, February-March 1912, no. 7 (as The Ski-runner)
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Exhibition of Paintings by N.C. Wyeth, 1882-1945, October-November 1957, no. 46 (as The Ski Runner)
Southampton, New York, Parrish Art Museum, Loan Exhibition of Paintings by the Wyeth Family, July-August 1966
Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville County Museum of Art, N.C. Wyeth, March-May 1974, no. 46
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Brandywine West, January-May 1975

Literature

The Popular Magazine, February 1911, Month End Edition (out January 25th), illustrated in color on the cover
Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 269
Christine B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 2008, vol. I, no. I302, p. 211, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

The Skier was illustrated on the cover of the February 1911 “Month End Edition” of The Popular Magazine.  N.C. Wyeth painted a number of covers for the publication, which predominantly featured adventure stories and was issued for nearly 30 years beginning in 1903.  According to Christine Podmaniczky, "this painting was done during a visit by Stimson Wyeth [the artist’s brother, known as Babe], who posed for photographs that the artist then used to draw the figure. ‘I have just completed, and shipped, on the same train with Babe,’ Wyeth wrote, ‘a cover for the Popular. The most striking and strongest I have done in a long time. The Ski Runner is its title’" (N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 2008, vol. I, p. 211).

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