Frolic, oil, enamel and acrylic on canvas, 2017. Jamie Wyeth, American born 1947. Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Frolic (George A.) Weymouth, 1936-2016, was an exceptionally fortunate man.
A member of the American du Pont family whose philanthropic bequests to the nation are beyond quantifying; a close friend of the Pennsylvanian Wyeth family of artists; a student of Andrew Wyeth and a close friend of his son, Jamie; an artist of no small skill himself; a man who lived amidst magnificent farming and natural country in south-east Pennsylvania not far from its border with Delaware; a skilled equestrian and practitioner of four-in-hand carriage driving; a land conservationist who left exemplary land gifts to the care of the Brandywine Conservancy; a founding member of the Brandywine River Museum and Conservancy; and who served the arts nationally…………
also owned Melanie.
Of whom he painted this portrait against the background of a vital yellow-green.
(The painting photographed at an angle)
Melanie In Repose, c. 2005, tempera on panel. George A. (known as Frolic) Weymouth, 1936 – 2016, American. Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
The color which Jamie Wyeth reprised to frame the portrait of his friend, as if in springtime, not long after he died.
Frolic (detail), oil, enamel and acrylic on canvas, 2017. Jamie Wyeth, American born 1947. Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania