N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945)Sir Nigel Sustains England's Honor in the ListsUp and down went the long, shining blades with flash of sparks at every parry.1922Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 1/4 in. (101.5 x 76.8 cm)Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collection
Sir Nigel Sustains England's Honor in the Lists
Up and down went the long, shining blades with flash of sparks at every parry.
Oil on canvas
Lower left: N. C. WYETH (underlined)
The artist; Mrs. N. C. Wyeth; (Knoedler & Galleries, New York, NY, through at least 2/1966, no. CA4508); Collection of Mrs. Richard Ellis, 1974; (Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, NY, Dec. 10, 1981, lot no. 213); (American Illustrators Gallery, Judy Goffman Fine Art, New York, NY, 1991); Collection of Robert and Carolyn Wohlsen, 1991-2001; (Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, DE, 2001); MBNA America, Wilmington, DE, 2001-2005
New York, NY, 1957, no. 109, misidentified as "Alleyne Fights on the Banks of the Garonne" but error corrected in Coe Kerr papers; Greenville, S. C., 1974, no. 81, b/w illus. p. 13; Chadds Ford, PA, 1976(1), b/w illus. on exhibition folder; Chadds Ford, PA, Brandywine River Museum, "Visions of Sugar Plums," Nov. 23, 1984- Jan. 6, 1985; Chadds Ford, PA, 1985; Japan (3 venues), American Illustrators Gallery (organizer), "The Great American Illustrators," 1993, color illus. p. 33, no. 13 p. 125; Lititz, PA, 1995; Paris, Mona Bismarck Foundation, "The Wyeths, Trois generations d'artistes americains," Nov. 10, 2011- Feb. 12, 2012, illus. in color, p. 85
Color illustration f. p. 230, Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company (New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp., 1922)
Richard Layton, "Inventory of Paintings in the Wyeth Studio, 1950," unpublished, Wyeth Family Archives, p. 55; Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N. C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1972), p. 204, color illus. p. 113; Kate F. Jennings. N. C. Wyeth (New York, NY: Brompton Books Corp., Crescent Books, 1992), color illus. p. 57; Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings (London: Scala, 2008), I.922, p. 443
"For years we had on our reading list Conan Doyle's White Company, but the only copy in the library was a small, drab-colored book with fine print and no pictures. This past year we have had a copy of the lovely new edition illustrated by N. C. Wyeth, a rather large book with good-sized print and beautiful pictures." From Ruth Teuscher, "Illustrated Books for Boys and Girls," The English Journal, vol. XVI, no. 8 (Oct. 1927), p. 606.