Artist: Andrew Wyeth

Year: 2000

Title: Allen’s House

Medium:  Watercolor

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.


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