EXTREMELY RARE JAMIE WYETH HAND SIGNED, 10.75 X 8.5, LARGE ORIGINAL INK DRAWING OF HIS PIG SOW DEN DEN: A RARE WORK OF ART FOR THE AVID WYETH COLLECTOR.
James Browning Wyeth (born July 6, 1946) Hand Signed Original Ink Drawing of His Pig Sow Den Den, "For Jamie XXXOOO [large original drawing of Den Den] and Jamie Wyeth", 10.75 x 8.5", the large sketch of Den Den is done in black ink and artistically highlighted in magenta on the title page of his book, "Jamie Wyeth" and can be easily removed for framing, a particularly nice piece of original artwork, as pigs are a recurring subject in Wyeth's work. He is the contemporary American realist painter, son of Andrew Wyeth, and grandson of N.C. Wyeth. His works include landscapes, portraits and coastal creatures. He might be the famous son of a famous family, but Jamie Wyeth is one of America's greatest painters. One of the most remarkable odd aspects of Wyeth's painting is the role that animals play in his work. Wyeth knows the animals that he paints and the work grows out of their kinship. He spent his childhood with a private tutor and surrounded by animals. He spent much of his time at Mattie Ball's farm near his parents' home in Chadds Ford, PA. It was here that he first met Den Den, the big sow with the crooked snout, who was to become his favorite of all the barnyard pets. When the sad day arrived that Mattie had to give up the farm, Jamie took responsibility for the animals, moving them to his own farm, Point Lookout, in 1968.
Non-human subjects are a common theme with Wyeth: long a sensitive observer of his rural surroundings, he paints livestock and other animals with the same care and intensity he devotes to portraits of people. He won precocious fame, in fact, with Portrait of Pig , his 1970 oil painting of a pink and white sow. The technical facility Wyeth showed even in his early work helps explain why his first one-man show in New York happened when he was only 20, and a retrospective in Omaha, Nebraska, occurred before his 30th birthday. And, in this wonderful, extremely rare, hand-signed, original drawing of a playful Den Den one can see how she became his favorite of all barnyard pets. It's a particularly nice piece of original artwork, as pigs are a recurring subject in Wyeth's Work.
Comes with an inscribed copy of his book: Jamie Wyeth, First edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980, Softcover, 10.75 x 8.5. 143 pages. It is Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black ink, "Signed for James and Ariel--the 2nd owners of this book!!? Best Wishes, Jamie Wyeth." In very good to fine condition, with reinforcement tape to the book's inner hinges. This hand-signed and inscribed volume has a chapter called "Pigs and Things," which features nine plates reproducing his famous paintings of pigs. Both Wyeth hand-signed items are in fine condition and worthy of your consideration.