Andrew Wyeth’s ‘The Lobster Man’ sold for $103,000 at Freeman’s of Philadelphia in June 2011. Wyeth produced the watercolour of a fisherman clutching his steaming thermos at the behest of the American Artists in New York, with a view to it being used for a Maxwell House Coffee advert. The painting never made it to the billboards and a descendent of our client had acquired it directly from the artist in the 1940s. The work of Wyeth, one of the most revered US artists of the last century, has consistently achieved good results at auction.