N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945)"And will you stay on--after last night?"ca. 1915Oil on canvas, 34 x 25 in. (86.3 x 63.4 cm)Collection of Brandywine River MuseumBequest of Carolyn Wyeth, 1996
"And will you stay on--after last night?"
Oil on canvas
Upper right: N. C. WYETH (underlined); on reverse of canvas: 52745 (circled)
The artist; Mrs. N. C. Wyeth; Carolyn Wyeth
Chadds Ford, PA, 1997, no numbers
B/w illustration f. p. 338, Katherine Fullerton Gerould, "Sea Green," Harper's Monthly Magazine, vol. CXXXI, no. 783 (August 1915)
Richard Layton, "Inventory of Paintings in the Wyeth Studio, 1950, " unpublished, Wyeth Family Archives, p. 68; Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N. C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1972), p. 259; Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings (London: Scala, 2008), I.585, p. 312
As reproduced in Harper's, this painting was cropped along both sides and the top. The resulting image emphasized the figures and diminished the effect of the architecture.
Windtryst, the Victorian estate in Chadds Ford that the Wyeths had rented for several summers, was destroyed by fire on September 11, 1914. Some months later N. C. Wyeth used the ruins as a setting for this illustration.