N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945)untitled (hunter with two dogs in cornfield)ca. 1912 / 1913known by reproduction only
untitled (hunter with two dogs in cornfield)
ca. 1912 / 1913
Illustration for 1914 calendar, Winchester Repeating Arms Company, New Haven, CT; also used as a cover illustration on the "Winchester Herald," official organ of the National Association of Winchester Clubs, 2, no. 9 (Oct. 1921), published by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Bob Strauss, Beverly Strauss, American Sporting Advertising, Vol. I, Posters and Calendars (Jefferson, ME: Circus Promotions Corp., 1987), WR-18; Tom Webster, Winchester Rarities (Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2000), p. 18; Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings (London: Scala, 2008), C.23, p. 644
This may be the commission Wyeth referred to in a letter to his mother of Jan. 9, 1912, "Only last night (Sunday) I received a telephone call from New York to reserve rights to paint the Winchester Arms Co. some sort of special picture."