Artist: Andrew Wyeth
Title: Allen’s House
Dimensions: 19.375” x 27”
Signature/Location: Andrew Wyeth/Lower right
Notes & Comments: “Allen’s House” (now part of The Brandywine Museum and
Conservancy) is the home of Allen Messersmith, an oft painted
Andrew Wyeth model and friend. Allen lived next door to Andy’s
Studio in Chadds Ford, PA. Both Andy’s studio and Allen’s House
are just below the Home of N.C. Wyeth where Andy was born and
spent his childhood years.
The aforementioned structures are all in close proximity to one
another. They could be considered “the points of a triangle” as
they are each about 250 yards from the other.
Allen was a local “character”, often seen wandering the landscape
so familiar to both he and the artist. This landscape provided
Andrew Wyeth with much of his subject matter for over seventy
This watercolor was amongst a few watercolors and an egg tempera that were all related to Allen and his home and were created by Andrew Wyeth late in his career.