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: 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



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


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

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

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

Exhibition History

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Publication History

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.

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

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.


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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