N.C. Wyeth

The Turkey Hunters (Hunting Wild Turkey)

oil on canvas

108 by 348 in.

274.3 by 883.9 cm.

Executed in 1941.

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N.C. Wyeth
The Turkey Hunters (Hunting Wild Turkey)

oil on canvas

108 by 348 in.

274.3 by 883.9 cm.

Executed in 1941.

Provenance

Commissioned from the artist by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York

Exhibition

New York, Metropolitan Life Gallery; Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum of Art; Atlanta, Georgia, High Museum of Art; Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thomas Gilcrease Institute; Little Rock, Arkansas, Arkansas Art Center; Albany, New York, New York State Museum; Utica, New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute & Huntington, New York, Heckscher Museum, N. C. Wyeth, The Met Life Murals, 1985-88, no. 8 (as Hunting Wild Turkey)

Literature

"The Days of the Pilgrims Live Again in Our Murals," The Home Office (publication of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.), vol. 23, no. 7, December 1941, pp. 8-9

N. C. Wyeth, Income Tax Notes for 1941 (unpublished, Brandywine River Museum of Art Library)

Douglas Allen & Douglas Allen, Jr., N. C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, illustrated in color p. 170

Peggy Robbins, "The Magic of N. C. Wyeth," South Carolina Wildlife, January-February 1979, illustrated p. 15

Robert San Souci, N. C. Wyeth's Pilgrims, San Francisco, 1991, illustrated in color n.p.

Christine B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, vol. II, London, 2008, no. M.65, illustrated in color p. 628