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Property from a Private Collection, Colorado

Andrew Wyeth

Rum Runner (To the Westward)

Auction Closed

May 16, 12:52 AM GMT


3,000,000 - 5,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Private Collection, Colorado

Andrew Wyeth

1917 - 2009

Rum Runner (To the Westward)

signed Andrew Wyeth (lower right)

tempera on panel

25 by 48 in.

63.5 by 121.9 cm.

Executed in 1944 and reworked in 1974.

The Andrew & Betsy Wyeth Study Center of the Brandywine Museum of Art confirms that this object is recorded in Betsy James Wyeth’s files.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Webster, Medfield, Massachusetts (acquired in 1944)

Doll & Richards, Inc., Boston

Private Collection

Coe Kerr Gallery, New York (acquired in 1974)

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Levine, Greenwich

Frank Fowler, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Arthur and Holly Magill, Greenville, South Carolina

Gallet Co., Ltd., Tokyo (acquired in 1990)

Christie's, New York, 25 May 2000, lot 160

MBNA Corporation, Wilmington

James Graham & Sons, New York

Acquired from the above in 2004 by the present owner

Art News, vol. 72, issue 5, May 1973, p. 13, illustrated in color (titled To the Westward)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. XXXIV, issue 2, New York, Autumn 1976, no. 99, p. 112, illustrated

Grace Glueck, "Wyeth Art Going to Carolina Museum," The New York Times, 20 March 1979, p. C-7, illustrated (as a detail)

"Works by Andrew Wyeth: The Arthur and Holly Magill Collection," The Greenville News, 9 September 1979, p. 15-E, illustrated (as a detail)

William Schemmel, "Wyeths of Greenville," Pace, July 1980, pp. 44-46, illustrated in color

"Greenville Captures Wyeth's New England," Southern Living, February 1980, pp. 31-32, illustrated

Jo Ann Lewis, "Important Wyeth Collection Sold," The Washington Post, 12 July 1990, n.p.

Cooper Edens, Glorious American Songbook, San Francisco, 2005, pp. 46-47 and p. 77, illustrated in color

Exh. Cat., Mito, Japan, Marunuma Art Park, Andrew Wyeth: Watercolors and Drawings, 2006, fig. 6, p. 15, illustrated

Shuji Takahashi, Andrew Wyeth, Tokyo, 2017, pp. 136-37, illustrated in color

Waterville, Maine, Colby College, Watercolors and Temperas by Andrew Wyeth, 1944, no. 18 (titled To the West'ard)

Boston, Doll & Richards, Inc., Watercolors by Andrew Wyeth, 1944, no. 120

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Exhibition of Paintings by Andrew Wyeth, 1953, no. 1 (titled To the Westward)

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1962 (on loan)

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Two Worlds of Andrew Wyeth: Kuerners and Olsons, 1976-77, no. 99, p. 197, illustrated in color

South Carolina, Greenville County Museum of Art, Works by Andrew Wyeth from the Holly and Arthur Magill Collection, 1979, no. 17, pp. 50-51 and p. 80, illustrated in color

Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum; Tokyo, Bunkamura Museum of Art; Fukushima-City, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art; Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography, 1995, p. 99, illustrated in color

Wilmington, MBNA Headquarters, MBNA Wyeth Collection, 1999 - 2000

Rockland, Maine, Farnsworth Art Museum, Andrew Wyeth: Teel Island, 2000

New York, James Graham & Sons, A Century and a Half in the Art Business, 2007, no. 64, p. 64, illustrated in color

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Reimagining Modernism, 2015-16 (on loan)