Like father, like son, like grandson—a Wyeth family reunion
Desirable lot of six items signed by a member of the illustrious Wyeth family painters—N. C., Andrew, and Jamie. These include:
Uncommon ALS from N. C. Wyeth, one page, 6.25 x 7.25, personal letterhead, November 14, 1930. Handwritten letter ordering from a catalog, in full: "Please send me items (19) and (957) listed in your catalogue No. 75 November 1930. Enclosed please find check for $5.50 which covers postage."
Original sketch by Andrew Wyeth of a young girl in profile, accomplished in pencil on an off-white 7.75 x 5.75 sheet, signed and inscribed below, "For Juli, from Andy."
Ink signature and inscription, “New Year greetings to Lincoln, with love, Andy,” on a gray 6.75 x 2 sheet, which has been matted with a photo of a Wyeth nude entitled ‘Beauty Mark HS,’ the reverse of which bears his stamp; consignor notes that this photo derived from Wyeth’s own personal collection and was sent directly to the recipient.
The half-title page from the Andrew Wyeth book First Impressions, 6.75 x 8.25, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “For Lincoln, with love, Andy, This is not the book of hours, but the book of horrors.”
Color 24.25 x 21 lithograph of an Andrew Wyeth painting entitled 'The Sauna,' signed in the lower border in black ink, “Andrew Wyeth, 32.” Originally done in 1968, this was Wyeth's first series of nudes. Siri was a young girl who lived in a rural area of Maine. With her parents' permission, Wyeth began painting her first clothed, then partially clothed, then in the nude when she was 14 years old.
Color 6.5 x 4.75 postcard photo of Jamie Wyeth's painting entitled 'Wicker,' signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Frank Sanders, Jamie Wyeth." Each item is individually and archivally framed under non-glare museum-quality glass with acid-free matting, ranging in size from 11 x 9.25 to 32.5 x 29. In overall fine condition, with staining to the Andrew Wyeth ballpoint sketch.