“Mysterious” N.C. Wyeth Painting Donated to Philadelphia Museum of Art

Associated Press reports: “Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has donated a painting with a mysterious past to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The work by N.C. Wyeth was one of 16 illustrations made in 1929 for a translation of Homer’s Greek classic “The Odyssey.” Wyeth sold the series to a collector in 1930. The whereabouts of all but six are unknown. “The Trial of the Bow” is the first Wyeth work in the museum’s collection. Glaxo had it since the 1980s.” Wyeth, of course, lived and died at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, making it odd that this is his first paining in the museum’s collection.

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