Lot 45
  • 45

Jamie Wyeth b.1946

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30,000 - 50,000 USD
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116,500 USD
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Description

  • Jamie Wyeth
  • Moon Landing
  • signed James Wyeth, l.r.
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Coe Kerr Galleries, New York
Amanda K. Berls and Ruth A. Yerion, New York
Acquired from the above, circa 1985

Exhibited

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, The Brandywine Heritage, June-October 1971, illustrated
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, James Wyeth: Recent Paintings, November 1974-January 1975
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, The Collection of Amanda K. Berls and Ruth A. Yerion, January-March 1980

Literature

James A. Michener, The Quality of Life, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970, illustrated in color
Jamie Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980, illustrated in color p. 136

Catalogue Note

According to Mary Beth Dolan, in Moon Landing "a ship's bollard sits in the shadow of the moon. The bollard, over which thick ropes were looped to secure a large boat to a wharf, belonged to the ship D.T. Sheriden, a cargo ship that shipwrecked on the southern point of Monhegan Island in 1938. The artist had the bollards brought to a rocky area in front of his house on the island." Jamie Wyeth later stated in 2008: "I painted this after my visit to Cape Kennedy imagining that this was the surface of the moon and earth was in the distance - the bollard appeared like the 'lunar lander.'"
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