Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) ...Emerging into an opening that appeared to have been formed partly by the ravages of the wind, and partly by those of fire. 40 x 32in (Painted in 1925.) Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) ...Emerging into an opening that appeared to have been formed partly by the ravages of the wind, and partly by those of fire. 40 x 32in (Painted in 1925.)

In 1925, Wyeth was commissioned to illustrate The Deerslayer, the 1841 novel by James Fenimore Cooper which tells the story of Natty Bumppo journey toward Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York. Copper portrays Natty – also known as The Deerslayer – as a strong, honest and noble character – only acting when necessary and always holding true to his word. Wyeth's interpretation of this story has a sense of confidence and pride as he dynamically renders the figure of Natty Bumppo in a moment of tremendous excitement.

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