Winter Light (Winter Sunset)

Andrew Newell Wyeth, American, 1917 - 2009



Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on heavy wove paper

Sheet: 20 1/16 × 28 1/16 in. (50.9 × 71.2 cm)

Frame: 27 1/8 × 35 1/4 × 1 7/8 in. (68.9 × 89.5 × 4.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Presented to Robert Frost in 1954, on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, and given to the College in 1982 by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Connery Lathem

© Andrew Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, in pen and black ink, lower right: Andrew Wyeth; inscribed in graphite, on reverse, lower right: S2621; inscribed by Robert Frost, in ink, on original backing [now in object file]: This to Kay from 1954 on' / RF-Aetat LXXX; inscribed by Kathleen Morrison, in ballpoint pen, below Frost's inscription: And from Kay to Anne Morrison Gentry- / to be Smyth- / July 1, 1968.

Course History

WRIT 7 , Religion and Literature: Re-visioning the Natural, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2015

SART 31, SART 72, Painting II, Painting III, Jennifer Caine, Fall 2014

Exhibition History

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 5-June 24, 2001.

Andrew Wyeth: Temperas, Water Colors and Drawings, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, no. 48, 1962.

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, October 19, 2017-January 15, 2018.

Andrew Wyeth: An American Legend, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, June 12-September 5, 2010.

A Brush with America: Paintings by the Wyeth Family, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, Massachussetts, June 6-September 27, 2015.

Publication History

Nancy K. Anderson and Charles Brock, Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In, Wasgington: National Gallery of Art and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2014, 190 pp., ill. p.24.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 165, ill. plate no. 96.

David F. Setford, Andrew Wyeth: An American Legend, Glens Falls, NY: The Hyde Collection, 2010, p. 5, ill., checklist number 27.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 40, 196, ill. p. 41, fig. 43, 197, no. 67.


The artist; to Knoedler Gallery (as agent), New York, 1953; sold to Edward Hyde Cox, Frederick Baldwin Adams, Waller Barrett, Ray Nash, Charles Woolsey Cole (president of Amherst College), and others, January 1954; presented to Robert Frost in honor of his eightieth birthday, March 1954; given to Kathleen Johnston Morrison (his secretary-manager), 1954 (physically retained by Frost until his death in 1963); given to Anne Morrison Gentry Smyth (her daughter, on the occasion of her wedding), July 1968 (physically retained by Kathleen Morrison until 1987); sold to the Trustees of Dartmouth College (made possible by a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Edward Connery Lathem), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1982; transferred to present collection, May 1987.

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