Frolic and Melanie

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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.

 

 

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(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.

 

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Frolic (detail), oil, enamel and acrylic on canvas, 2017.  Jamie Wyeth, American born 1947.  Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

 

 

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