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Low Limb

Low Limb


Andrew Wyeth

American, 1917 - 2009

Watercolor on paper adhered to light weight brown paper mounted on wood strainer
20 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (51.4 x 71.8 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Corydon Wagner
Provenance: the artist; to R. Frederick Woolworth, New York, after February 1957-after December 1962; sold [M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York]; sold to Seattle Art Museum, May, 1966, purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. George Corydon Wagner, Tacoma, with the proviso that donors maintain lifetime possession
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryIn chronological order:

Wilmington, Delaware, Delaware Art Center, Andrew Wyeth, Jan. 7-Feb. 3, 1957. Cat. no. 45, not reproduced [lent by the artist].

Buffalo, New York, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy/Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Andrew Wyeth: Temperas, Water Colors and Drawings, Nov. 2-Dec. 9, 1962. Cat. no. 62, not reproduced [lent by R. F. Woolworth].

Washington, D.C., Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Twentieth Century Painting from Collections in the State of Washington, Dec. 8, 1966-Jan. 8, 1967 (Wiichita, Kansas, Wichita Art Museum; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Art Museum; Hagerstown, Maryland, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts). Cat. no. 78, not reproduced.

Wichita, Kansas, Wichita Art Museum, Wyeth's World: An Exhibition of Watercolors, Temperas and Drawings by Andrew Wyeth, Sept. 15-Nov. 15, 1967. Cat. no. 24, reproduced.

{Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Museum of Art, The Wonder of Andrew Wyeth: Temperas, Watercolors, Dry Brush, Drawings, 1939-1966, December 1967}.

{Hagerstown, Maryland, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Andrew Wyeth. 1970}.

San Jose, California, San Jose Museum of Art, Paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Nov. 17, 1979-Jan. 9, 1980.

Canton, Ohio, Canton Art Institute, Andrew Wyeth from Public and Private Collections, Sept. 15-Nov. 3, 1985.

Published References"Accessions of American and Canadian Museums, January-March, 1966." Art Quarterly 29 (1966), p. 171.

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