N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945)America's First Standing Army, composition drawingca. 1942 Charcoal on paper, 38 3/4 x 35 in. (98.4 x 88.8 cm)Collection of Brandywine River MuseumBequest of Carolyn Wyeth, 1996
America's First Standing Army, composition drawing
Charcoal on paper
Verso, two stickers adhered to paper with N. C. Wyeth's handwriting: TO BE CALLED / FOR BY / SANBORN'S STUDIO; From / N. C. WYETH / Chadds Ford / Pa.
The artist; Mrs. N. C. Wyeth; Carolyn Wyeth
Composition drawing for calendar illustration published by John Morrell & Company, Ottumwa, IA,
The Brandywine River Museum holds a lantern slide (NCWS.95.1825.137) made from the drawing and used in the transfer of the design from paper to panel (NCW 551). The artist made changes in the left background of the finished painting.