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March 5, 07:58 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 USD

Lot Details



1917 - 2009


signed Andrew Wyeth (lower right)

watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper

19 by 27 ¾ inches

(48.3 by 70.5 cm)

Executed in 1965.

This watercolor will be included in Betsy James Wyeth’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work.

The artist

The Bissell Family, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1965 (acquired from the above)

Private collection (by descent)

Private collection, 1995 (sold: Sotheby's, New York, June 6, 1997, lot 261) 

Private collection (acquired at the above sale)

Wyeth Hurd Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

MBNA Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, 1999

[with]Frank E. Fowler, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Eric and Cynthia Sambol, Toms River, New Jersey, 2002 (acquired from the above; sold: Christie's, New York, May 23, 2013, lot 86)

Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

The present work depicts Brinton's Mill, in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, while undergoing restoration in the spring of 1965. Andrew and Betsy James Wyeth purchased the flour mill in 1958 and the original structure was erected before the Revolutionary War, in circa 1720. The chain hoist for which the present work is titled can be seen to the right of the composition.