N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945)untitled (phantom female figures gliding over lake)date not knownOil on canvas applied to hardboard, and oil on hardboard, image size: 37 3/8 x 57 in. (94.9 x 144.7 cm)Collection of Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth
untitled (phantom female figures gliding over lake)
Oil on canvas adhered hardboard; addition on right side painted directly on hardboard
no marks on front or reverse
The artist to 1945; Mrs. N. C. Wyeth to 1973; Carolyn Wyeth
Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings (London: Scala, 2008), O.13, p. 836
Originally this image consisted of approximately the left two thirds of the present work. The canvas was removed from a stretcher and applied to a larger hardboard support. The artist painted directly on the hardboard to enlarge the design on the right by approximately one third, then laid a border in gold paint or leaf around the edge. Faint horizontal and vertical lines across the image indicate that it was ruled for transfer, suggesting the artist considered enlarging the design. See NCW 938 for additional information.