ANDREW WYETH | CHAIN HOIST
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 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore Museum of Art; Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, Andrew Wyeth: Temperas, Watercolors, Dry Brush, Drawings, 1938-1966, October 1966-June 1967, no. 212, p. 100
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum of Art, The Brandywine Heritage: Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth, June-October, 1971, illustrated n.p.
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum of Art, The Brandywine Valley, June-September 1973, n.p.
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum of Art, The Brandywine Heritage Gallery, September-November 1981, n.p.
West Long Branch, New Jersey, Pollack Gallery, Monmouth University, A Collector's Passion: Three Generations of Wyeth Art, 1938-2004, March 2007, illustrated n.p.
Wilmington, Delaware, Somerville Manning Gallery, Andrew Wyeth: A Survey, June-September 2017, n.p.
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.