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N. C. Wyeth

Slag was a Figure for Sculptors

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 USD

N. C. Wyeth

N. C. Wyeth

Slag was a Figure for Sculptors

Slag was a Figure for Sculptors

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 USD

Lot sold:

504,000

USD

N. C. Wyeth

1882 - 1945

Slag was a Figure for Sculptors


signed N.C. WYETH (upper left)

oil on canvas

40 by 30 inches

(101.6 by 76.2 cm)

Painted in 1918.

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Private collection, New York, by 1972
[with]David Findlay Galleries, New York, 1982
Winton Blount, Montgomery, Alabama
The Blount Foundation, Montgomery, Alabama 
Acquired by the present owner, 2004
Ben Ames Williams, "The Mildest-Mannered Man," Everybody's Magazine, vol. XL, no. 1, January 1919, illustrated p. 33
Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 258
Christine B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, vol. I, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 2008, no. I729, p. 375, illustrated p. 374
New York, Charles Daniel Frey Company, An Exhibition of Paintings by N.C. Wyeth at the Gallery of Charles Daniel Frey, August 1920, cover illustration (as The Villain of the Story)
Brooklyn, New York, Art Gallery, Pratt Institute, Exhibition of Paintings and Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, February-March 1920, no. 9 (as Iron Worker - The Villain in the Story)
Albany, Georgia, Banks Haley Gallery (Southwest Georgia Art Association), N.C. Wyeth: A Loan Exhibition, January-February 1981, no. 15
Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Museum of Art, Art Investments: Selections from Three Alabama Corporate Collections, August-September 1984, no. 51 (as Steelworker)
Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Museum of Art, Future Perfect: The Birmingham Museum of Art at 60, May-August 2012
Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Museum of Art, The Golden Age: American Illustration from the Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, September 2012-January 2013, detail cover illustration and back cover illustration