November First

  • Andrew Wyeth, November First, 1950, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Winifred M. Jacobson, 1990.55

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Depicting tattered cornstalks in a harvested field, November First captures the cold damp of late autumn, portraying the inevitable cycles of decay and renewal. Wyeth steadfastly maintained his dedication to painting the people and places that were familiar to him in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and Cushing, Maine. The cornfield shown in this watercolor was located near his studio in Chadds Ford, behind the house of Dr. Margaret Handy, the pediatrician who cared for Wyeth’s two children.

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009
 

Title
November First
Artists
Date
1950
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet and mount: 21 3/4 x 29 5/8 in. (55.2 x 75.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Winifred M. Jacobson

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Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Landscape – season – autumn
  • Landscape – farm
Object Number
1990.55
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URL
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