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.

You can read the full article via ArtDaily here. 

You Might Also Like...
Guernica - Oil on Canvas by Pablo Picasso
From the moment of its inception, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (1937) has never lost its power to shock. Created as an immediate reaction to the bombing on the Basque town of ...
Photo: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg News
When Facebook goes public, 1000 employees will become instant millionaires. Nice work if you can get it, right? The social networking site just just announced a ...
Work No. 247: Half the air in a given space, 2000. Light-blue balloons: multiple parts, each balloon 40.6 cm. (16 in.) diameter; overall dimensions variable. Installation view at MARCO, Vigo, Spain, 2011. © Martin Creed, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: MARCO/Marta G. Brea.
The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired Work No. 965. Half the air in a given space, a 2008 artwork by Martin Creed, one of Great Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary ...
Canadian Museum of Civilization. Photo: Steven Darby.
As announced on October 16 by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable James Moore, the Canadian Museum of Civilization will become the Canadian Museum of History. This new Canadian ...
Exhibition of 48 Drawings by Raphael Opens at The Städel Museum
The Städel Museum in Frankfurt will present the exhibition Raphael. Drawings from November 7, 2012 to February 3, 2013. The show comprises forty-eight drawings by the master of Italian High ...
An Egyptian Sphinx statue seized the day before. The 120 centimeters statue dated from the Plolemaic era had been stolen in a necropolis in Viterbo, near Rome. AFP PHOTO.
Italian police on Thursday said they had recovered a 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx statue that was stolen from a necropolis near Rome and was about to be smuggled out of the ...
David Hockney (b. 1937), Great Pyramid at Giza with Broken Head from Thebes. Oil on canvas, 72 x 72in. (183 x 183cm.) Painted in 1963. Estimate: £2,500,000-3,500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.
In February 2013 Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art department will offer for sale Great Pyramid at Giza with Broken Head from Thebes (1963). A unique, landmark painting, it stands as ...
An art projection by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei appears on the 74-foot marble First Amendment tablet on the exterior of the Newseum in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2013. Ai is recognized as an advocate of universal human rights and an outspoken critic of the Chinese government's stance on democracy. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB.
The Newseum, in partnership with the Hirshhorn Museum, is presenting a projection featuring images and quotes by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Ai is an outspoken critic of the ...
Guernica: Out of War Comes A Message of
An Artist’s Stake In Facebook’s IPO – David
Martin Creed’s “Work No. 965. Half the Air
Canadian Museum of Civilization Changes Name to Canadian
Exhibition of 48 Drawings by Raphael Opens at
Italian Police Recover 2,000-year-old Stolen Egyptian Sphinx Statue
David Hockney’s Egyptian Vision at Auction for the
Newseum and Hirshhorn Celebrate Freedom with the Art

Be Sociable, Share!
This entry was posted in Art, Art News and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>