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Time Period:
Winter of 1941-2.

Location:
Charlemont Road,
Buckland Center, MA.

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Trees

Size:
36 x 42

Exhibited:
Grand Central Art Galleries
Exhibition, at Hotel Gotham

Purchased:
Weldon Hotel Company

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

Sold at Douglas Auctioneers July 7, 2002. Hammer price $6,200. Local buyer.

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Featured Artwork: Against the Evening Sky

RSW's Diary Comments

"Winter of 1941-2. This painting of a giant old maple tree on Town Farm Hill, silhouetted against a yellow sky. I made in the Buckland studio, 1941-42, from an old canvas of the same size made many years ago among my early years of painting, which had darkened and cracked some, then, when complete, destroyed the old canvas. Shown first in my Grand Central Art Galleries Exhibition at Hotel Gotham in March, 1942. Hung (as loan) in Weldon Hotel, Greenfield, when under Mr. Seller, but when hotel was sold to Mr. David M. Richmond, 157 Church Street, New Haven, CT sold it through him to the Weldon Hotel Company in 1945."

Comments on the back of a sepia print:

"Quiet intense and vivid as sky is .......... sunset colors, changing from narrow band of orange at horizon, through warm and cold yellows to evening blue at the top. $850"




Additional Notes

Sold at Douglas Auctioneers July 7, 2002. Hammer price $6,200. Local buyer.