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Andrew Wyeth

Bruce and His Punt

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth

Bruce and His Punt

Bruce and His Punt

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Lot sold:

327,600

USD

Andrew Wyeth

1917 - 2009

Bruce and His Punt


signed Andrew Wyeth (lower right)

watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper

22 ¾ by 29 inches

(57.8 by 73.6 cm)

Executed in 1985.


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

The sheet is hinged to the mat in three places along the reverse upper edge. There are remnants of former mountings on the reverse and there is minor mat burn along the extreme edges. There is a natural ripple to the sheet that is inherent to the artist's materials.


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.

Nicholas Wyeth, Inc., New York, 1985
Private collection, Japan
Frank Fowler, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, 2000
[with]Keny Galleries, Columbus, Ohio
Private collection, Washington, D.C., 2000
Acquired by the present owner from the above
Wyeth began spending each summer in Maine at the age of three when his father, the celebrated American illustrator N.C. Wyeth, bought a sea captain’s house in Port Clyde at the end of the St. George Peninsula. Wyeth’s realist portraits often documented the intimate relationships he shared with his community of friends and neighbors in Maine, as is illustrated in the present work.