A new exhibit of N.C. Wyeth paintings at the Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville, Del., offers a rare chance to enjoy all of the detail missing in reproductions of the renowned artist’s works, writes John Chambless for the Chester County Press.
The exhibit coincides with a major retrospective of Wyeth works at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
The works available at the gallery include several paintings that are on loan from the Brandywine’s collection. There are also several works from private collections that are available for sale.
Among them is “Hazy Afternoon,” a painting from 1908/1911 which shows Chadds Ford in the valley bathed in splendid summer light. There is also an untitled Chadds Ford landscape from 1903 that offers a view of a cool, shadowy riverbank.
The major Wyeth works that are a part of the show include “The Lost Boy,” which appeared in Harper’s Monthly in 1913.
The show also provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see in person the enchanting oil painting of fairies hovering over a pond. This is on loan from the painter’s grandson, Jamie Wyeth.
The exhibition ends Aug. 24.
Read more about the exhibition in the Chester County Press here.