Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Museum Shows N.C. Wyeth’s Treasure Island paintings

A gallery goer looks at an exhibit of N.C. Wyeth’s Treasure Island, Classic Illustrations for a Classic Tale at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. This year is the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, and all 16 paintings created by Wyeth will be on display together for the first time since they left the artist’s studio a century ago. AP Photo/Alex Brandon.

A century after N.C. Wyeth’s illustrations of the pirates and scalawags of “Treasure Island” first appeared, the iconic images considered the definitive version of the classic tale are reunited for the first time since their completion.

The Brandywine Museum has reassembled them in a new exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of Wyeth’s “Treasure Island” and the 40th anniversary of the museum, not far from an old carriage house where Wyeth created the 17 large oils on canvas for publishing house Charles Scribner’s Sons. The only painting not in the exhibit was destroyed in a fire in 1952.

Scribner’s displayed the paintings in their New York bookstore and sold several, but the bulk of the paintings are owned either by the museum or the Wyeth family. The New York Public Library owns two, one is in private hands and one is owned by the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut.

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