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N.C. Wyeth

The Horse Race (Cursing and Whipping like a Madman, the Scarlet Jockey Drew up on the Turn, Hung Knee to Knee, Passed Him by)

Estimate:

500,000 - 700,000 USD

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

N.C. Wyeth

N.C. Wyeth

The Horse Race (Cursing and Whipping like a Madman, the Scarlet Jockey Drew up on the Turn, Hung Knee to Knee, Passed Him by)

The Horse Race (Cursing and Whipping like a Madman, the Scarlet Jockey Drew up on the Turn, Hung Knee to Knee, Passed Him by)

Estimate:

500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot sold:

685,500

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

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

N.C. Wyeth

1882 - 1945

The Horse Race (Cursing and Whipping like a Madman, the Scarlet Jockey Drew up on the Turn, Hung Knee to Knee, Passed Him by)


initialed(lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 40 ¼ by 32 ¼ inches (102.2 by 81.9 cm)

framed: 48 by 39 ¾ inches (122 by 101 cm)

Painted in 1928.

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


This work is in excellent condition overall. The paint layer is clean and lightly varnished. There are no signs of abrasion or weakness to the paint layer, and no retouches can be identified under ultraviolet light. This canvas is lined using wax as an adhesive, and given the acidic qualities found in wax, it is recommended that this lining be changed in favor of a lining applied with an acid-free adhesive. For the time being, the work looks well and can certainly 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, 1928
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1975
James Boyd, Drums, New York, 1928, p. 184, illustrated
Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, p. 199
Christine B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, vol. II, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 2008, no. I-1063, p. 502, illustrated