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JAMIE WYETH | PIECE OF THE WRECK

JAMIE WYETH | PIECE OF THE WRECK

JAMIE WYETH | PIECE OF THE WRECK

JAMIE WYETH

b.1946

PIECE OF THE WRECK


signed James Wyeth (lower left)

watercolor on paper

25 by 36 inches

(63.5 by 91 cm)

Executed in 1977.

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Coe Kerr Gallery, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Pan, New York, 1978 (acquired from the above)

Simic Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1986

Jamie Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980, p. 127, illustrated

San Francisco, California, Montgomery Gallery, Jamie Wyeth: Special Works, April-May 1985

Piece of the Wreck depicts a piece of D.T. Sheridan, a tug boat that sank in Lobster Cove, Mohegan Island, Maine in 1948. Decades later in the 1970s, a large storm moved the wreckage of the Sheridan further inland, where visitors to the cove can still see the ship's debris today.