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N.C. Wyeth

Mr. Campbell, The Minister of Essendean (With that he prayed a little while aloud, and in affecting terms, for a young man setting out into the world)

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 USD

Property from the Estate of S. Hallock du Pont, Jr.

N.C. Wyeth

N.C. Wyeth

Mr. Campbell, The Minister of Essendean (With that he prayed a little while aloud, and in affecting terms, for a young man setting out into the world)

Mr. Campbell, The Minister of Essendean (With that he prayed a little while aloud, and in affecting terms, for a young man setting out into the world)

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 USD

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Property from the Estate of S. Hallock du Pont, Jr.

N.C. Wyeth

1882 - 1945

Mr. Campbell, The Minister of Essendean (With that he prayed a little while aloud, and in affecting terms, for a young man setting out into the world)



signed NC Wyeth and inscribed © CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 40 by 32 inches (101.6 by 81.3 cm)

framed: 47 ½ by 39 ½ inches (120.6 by 100.3 cm)

Painted in 1913.

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., New York, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's:


This work has been lined using a traditional glue. The paint layer is stable. The painting seems to be clean and is varnished. Around the extreme edges next to the tape, slight remnants of dirt and some light-colored filling are visible. This can be seen in the center of the right side, for instance.  


Although some of Wyeth’s original pigment reads strongly under ultraviolet light, the only area where there might be retouching is in the brown coat of the reverend, in the lower right. There may also be a few retouches in the shadows of the sleeve of the same coat on the right. The lighter colors show no weakness and no retouches. There is one unrestored scratch in the back of the figure standing on the left, which needs a small amount of retouching. Otherwise, the painting looks well and could be hung as is.  


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1954 (acquired from the above)
Clement R. Hoopes, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, 1964 (acquired from the above)
Sold: Richard W. Withington Auction, Andover, Massachusetts, January 9, 1971
J.N. Bartfield Galleries, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1973
Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751, New York, 1913, p. 7,  illustrated
Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 218
Christine B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, vol. I, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 2008, no. I-465, p. 268-9, illustrated
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Exhibition of Paintings by N.C. Wyeth, 1882-1945, October-November 1957, no. 61 (as Mr. Campbell Gives David Balfour His Blessing)
Lubbock, Texas, West Texas Museum, Exhibition of Paintings by the Wyeths, October-December 1959, no. 10
Rockland, Maine, William A. Farnsworth Library and Museum, An Exhibition of Paintings from the World of N.C. Wyeth, July-September 1966, no. 27
Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville County Museum of Art, N.C. Wyeth, March-May 1974, no. 105
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Romance and Adventure with Pictures by N.C. Wyeth, January-May 1976