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    Artist Name:

    Andrew Wyeth

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1917–2009


    Study for The Quaker




    Watercolor on paper


    Support/Overall: 33 × 41 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth

    Accession Number:


    Currently Not On View
    In an austere, sun-streaked room—the artist’s studio—two antique coats, seemingly in silent conversation with one another, grace a cold hearth. The oblique view from the window reveals a prototypical Andrew Wyeth landscape, the glinting windowpanes and ominous tree branches outlining a well-worn path. In keeping with Wyeth’s strongest imagery, the work evokes a haunted past and elusive present full of longing and potential. The historical coats, which the artist identifies as Quaker and “fop” costumes, at left and right, respectively, belonged to the famous Quaker artist Howard Pyle. Wyeth inherited the coats from his father and continued to maintain them throughout his life.

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