Dead End, Study for End of the Road, 2005

Andrew Wyeth (1917 - 2009)
Watercolor on paper
17 x 18½ inches (sight size)
Signed lower right: Andrew Wyeth
© 2022 Andrew Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



The artist

Nicholas Wyeth, son of above, 2006

Private collection, Maryland, acquired from above, 2006

Shay Art, New York, New York, 2006


Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, on long-term loan, 2007–2022

Related Works

End of the Road, 2005, tempera on panel, 16 x 20 inches, signed top center: A. Wyeth; Private collection

Walking Home, watercolor and pencil on paper, 13 x 20 inches, signed lower left; Private collection

Note: This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work by Betsy James Wyeth.

This work depicts Alan Messersmith, a longtime friend of the artist, on Murphy Road at the Messersmith Farm in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The Messersmith’s were neighbors of Wyeth and he frequently depicted their farm. The composition of this watercolor is almost identical to a tempera painting titled End of the Road, which Wyeth completed in the same year.

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