N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945)Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun, preliminary sketch1940Graphite and charcoal on paper, sheet size, 19 x 21 in. (48.2 x53.3 cm), with irregular edgesCollection of Brandywine River MuseumBequest of Carolyn Wyeth, 1996
Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun, preliminary sketch
Graphite and charcoal on paper
N. C. Wyeth; Mrs. N. C. Wyeth; Carolyn Wyeth
Preliminary drawing for Anthology of Children's Literature illustration
The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth collection includes a sketch (NCW 2206) noted by the artist as the first for this composition. NCW 212 is the finished painting.