120
120
Jamie Wyeth
B. 1946
BIRD'S HOUSE
Estimate
120,000160,000
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120
Jamie Wyeth
B. 1946
BIRD'S HOUSE
Estimate
120,000160,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jamie Wyeth
B. 1946
BIRD'S HOUSE
signed J. Wyeth, l.l.
watercolor and varnish on paper
30 by 21 in.
(76.2 by 53.3 cm)
Executed in 1989.
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This work is included in the database of the artist's work being compiled by the Wyeth Center at the William A. Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine.

Provenance

Private Collection, Wilmington, Delaware
Sommerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware
Acquired by the present owner from the above 

Exhibited

Rockland, Maine, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, A Century of Wyeths, May 1999-April 2000, pp. 78-79, illustrated in color
Rockland, Maine, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Gulls, Ravens and a Vulture: The Orinthological Paintings of James Wyeth, June-October 2005, p. 97, illustrated in color fig. 93
Wasau, Wisconsin, Leigh Yawkey Woodson, Jamie Wyeth: Birds, June-August 2007

Catalogue Note

Jamie Wyeth said, "For almost two years I was obsessed with these birds and their habits.  I even saw them in my dreams."

Mary Beth Dolan writes, "During the late 1980s, Jamie became obsessed with purple martins and began collecting elaborate old martin houses to attract the birds.  This is one of a series of many paintings he did depicting purple martins and their houses." 

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