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ANDREW WYETH | ELSIE'S HOUSE

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

ANDREW WYETH | ELSIE'S HOUSE

ANDREW WYETH | ELSIE'S HOUSE

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Lot sold:

225,000

USD

ANDREW WYETH

1917 - 2009

ELSIE'S HOUSE


signed Andrew Wyeth (lower right); also dated Oct. 1983 and titled Elsie's House (on the reverse)

watercolor and pencil on paper

20 by 28 inches

(50.8 by 71 cm)


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

Please contact the American Art department to request a condition report for this lot: (212) 606 7280 or elizabeth.goodridge@sothebys.com.

The artist

Private collection, Maine, 1984 (gift from the above)

Private collection, Connecticut 

Private collection, Connecticut (by descent from the above; sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 22, 2013, lot 2) 

Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Elsie’s house, located in Port Clyde, Maine, at the end of the St. George Peninsula, belonged to a lifelong friend of the artist to whom he gifted the present work. The house and its inhabitants served as subject matter for both Andrew Wyeth and his father, N.C., including the former’s Around the Corner, 1994 (private collection), and the latter’s Port Clyde, Mainecirca 1930 (private collection), The Morris House, Port Clydecirca 1935 (Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine) and Dark Harbor Fishermen, 1943 (Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine).