TWO PAINTINGS BY RENOWNED AMERICAN ARTIST JAMIE WYETH ADD A TOUCH OF THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY TO
YULETIDE AT WINTERTHUR TOUR
Sable on view to the public for the first time
Winterthur, DE November 17, 2006Two marvelous paintings by Jamie Wyeth, Sable and New Years Calling,
bring the rolling hills and snowy landscapes of the Brandywine Valley indoors for Yuletide at Winterthur:
Wrapped in Holiday Style, through January 7.
Sable, painted by Wyeth in 1988, features an elegant fur-dressed woman in a sleigh amid a snowy landscape.
Paused as if in mid-journey, her facial expression shows Wyeth at his best. New Years Calling, highlighting a du
Pont family tradition that dates to the early 1800s, features deep drifts of snow surrounding a long line of autos
making their way to a mansion in the distance. The male occupants are participating in New Years Calling,
when they spend the day traveling to visit female members of the family who have gather at selected homes. A
young face peers at the viewer through the window of an imposing black Cadillac. Could it be Wyeth himself?
Both paintings are on display in the Marlboro Room, one of three rooms decorated for 21st century-celebrations
by New York interior designer Thomas Jayne. As one of Americas top decorators, Jaynes distinct approach
builds on tradition while remaining connected and relevant to contemporary lifestyles, demands, and tastes. His
restyled Winterthur roomssophisticated, clever, and funwill impress visitors with their elegant but whimsical
Jamie Wyeth is a third-generation American artist: son of Andrew Wyeth, among the countrys most well-known
painters, and the grandson of Newell Convers Wyeth, whose distinctive illustrations graced the classic novels of
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Yuletide tour features Wyeth Paintings Add one
Robert Louis Stevenson, James Fenimore Cooper, and Sir Walter Scott. The Wyeths, who have lived in the
Brandywine Valley since 1902, also have a close connection to Winterthur. Andrew Wyeth made many trips to
the estate when painting a portrait of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont in 1964.
Yuletide at Winterthur: Wrapped in Holiday Style presents rooms decorated for lavish holiday celebrations
featuring vintage fashions, traditional trees, and Christmas wrapping customs. The tour is offered through January
7, 2007. Tickets may be purchased online at www.winterthur.org/yuletide. Yuletide at Winterthur is sponsored by
JPMorgan Chase, Winner Audi, and Friess Associates.
Admission to the Yuletide tour is $20 for adults; $18 for students and seniors; $10 for ages 2-11 and includes
entrance to Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen. This exhibition features 36 exquisite costumes worn
by Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Kidman, and others in film adaptations of such
classic novels as Dangerous Liaisons, Sense and Sensibility, and A Room with a View. Organized by the Trust for
Museum Exhibitions, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England. Fashion in Film is
made possible by Wilmington Trust with additional funding provided by The Diane and Harry Levin Foundation.
On view through January 7, 2007.
Winterthur, located on Route 52, six miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware and five miles south of US Route
1, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Winterthur is committed to accessible programming
for all. For information, including special services, call 800.448.3883, 302.888.4600 or TTY: 302.888.4907.
Online at www.winterthur.org.
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