Rail Fence

(1950)

Andrew Wyeth, American, b. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1917–2009

Watercolor and pencil on paper, 21 5/8 X 29 3/4 IN. (54.9 X 75.5 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.5591

Provenance:
Macbeth Gallery, New York, to August 1953
(sale via ACA Gallery, August 1953)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, November 1953-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation,1966

Exhibition History:
MACBETH GALLERY, New York. "Andrew Wyeth," 6-29 November 1962.
GREENWICH GALLERY, New York. "Fifty Contemporary American Artists," 1 May-30 June 1957, no. 49, ill. p. 109.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (organizer). "Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection: A View of the Protean Century," no. 74. TOUR: M. KNOEDLER & CO., New York, 31 October-24 November 1962; CURRIER GALLERY OF ART, Manchester, New Hampshire, 16 December-12 January 1963; CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh, 30 January-26 February; EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, Indiana, 16 March-12 April; MUNSON WILLIAMS PROCTOR INSTITUTE, Utica, New York, 30 April-27 May; J.B. SPEED ART MUSEUM, Louisville, Kentucky, 13 June-10 July; MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 30 July-25 August, SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 11 September-8 October; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 26 October-23 November; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 11 December 1963-7 January 1964; DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 26 January-23 February; OKLAHOMA ART CENTER, Oklahoma City, 12 March-8 April; BROOKS MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, Memphis, 25 April-23 May; ATLANTA ART ASSOCIATION, 10 June-7 July; SAGINAW ART MUSEUM, Michigan, 25 July-22 August; MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 8 September-6 October; ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, Pennsylvania, 24 October-21 November; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 9 December 1964-10 January 1965; BROOKLYN MUSEUM, New York, 8 February-5 April.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, p.404, fig. 572, p. 759.
GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, South Carolina. "Andrew Wyeth in Southern Collections," 1 February-31 May 1978, no. 31.
CANTON ART INSTITUTE, Ohio. "Andrew Wyeth from Public and Private Collections," 15 September-3 November 1985.
NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART, Florida. "Andrew Wyeth & Family," 21 January-14 May 2006.

Published References:
DRISCOLL, EDGAR J., Jr. "The Art World, Contemporary Exhibit at Boston Museum," The Boston Sunday Globe (13 December 1964): A38.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974): 404, ill. 878.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Contemporary Realism