Prior to its merger with Dow Chemical, DuPont Co. is gifting nearly two dozen works by N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth as well as other Brandywine River Valley-based artists to museums, reports Philly.com. The artwork was selected from a collection at the company's former Wilmington, Del., headquarters and its adjacent Hotel du Pont which was sold in January to a developer.
Three museums in the region of the headquarters, including Brandywine River Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Hagley Museum & Library, will benefit from the DuPont downsizing.
Another 400 artworks will be donated to the United Way of Delaware to be sold as a fundraiser for the charity, reports Delaware Online.
The Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Penn., is receiving three works, including the major Maine landscape by N.C. Wyeth titled "Island Funeral," Andrew Wyeth's "Master of the Fox Hounds" and Jamie Wyeth's "White House."
Six works will go to the Hagley Museum & Library, in Wilmington, including “Eleutherian Mills” and “Brandywine Village” by Andrew Wyeth, “Brandywine Valley Industries Hagley Yards” by Bayard Taylor Berndt, “The Brandywine” by Frank Jefferies, “Rockland Houses” by Charles Colombo and “Three Brothers, Three Presidents: Pierre du Pont, Irenee du Pont and Lammot du Pont” by an unknown artist.
Wilmington's Delaware Art Museum will get 13 works: Andrew Wyeth's "The Big Chimney," “New Castle Ferry,” “Buttonwood Tree” and “The Crystal Lamp”; N.C. Wyeth’s “'Stand away from that girl!’ repeated de Spain harshly, backing the words with a step forward”; Carolyn Wyeth’s “Wild Tiger Lily”; Harvey T. Dunn’s “When the Whaling Fleet Cleared for the Caribes”; John Koch's “Garden at Wilmington”; John W. McCoy’s “Small Craft Storm Warning (Electrical Tower on a Hill)”; Frank Earle Schoonover’s “October Comes”; Edward Loper Sr.’s “Elfreth’s Alley”; Ann Wyeth McCoy’s “The Overhang”; and Helen Coolidge Woodring's “The White Unicorn.”