N.C. WYETH (1882-1945)
Don, Pointer Dog190217 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. oil on canvas board
ProvenanceCommissioned by Holland family, West Brimfield, MA, and descended in family, long-term loan to Needham Free Public Library, 1969-1981
Sotheby's, March 11, 1982, no. 75
Private Collection, Kansas, acquired from the above
Private Collection, WY
LiteratureN.C. Wyeth Online Catalogue Raisonne, Published by the Brandywine River Museum. Research Number: NCW: 397
DescriptionN.C. Wyeth is regarded as a father of American Illustration, and his prolific career was marked by artworks with distinctive personality and majestic storytelling. In Don, Pointer Dog (1902), the artist brings his sense of majesty to a personal context. Wyeth was twenty years old when he painted the charming canine portrait, a special commission for a family he met in Massachusetts while on a walking trip with his brothers.