Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted about 1939

Location:
Old covered bridge
Charlemont, Mass.

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Brooks, Ponds, Rivers, Mountains

Size:
24 X 36

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

Bridge taken out in the 1938 hurricane and flood.

Related Links

Featured Artwork: Down Through Summer Hills

RSW's Diary Comments

“Painted about 1939. The covered bridge at Charlemont, Mass. Painted in the Buckland studio from older 25 x 30 made several years previously, and the 25 x 30 destroyed. Also, made a chalk drawing of the same subject which is owned by Rev. and Mrs. Matthews of Pelham Manor, N. Y.”



Additional Notes

According to the diary comments made by RSW and first hand account of MLP, Woodward painted the Charlemont Bridge sometime in the mid-1930's but was not satisfied with it. It sat with his paintings to be destroyed for years. After the hurricaine of 1938 that washed out the bridge RSW pulled out the original painting of the bridge and made a new oil and chalk and destroyed the original.


See also: Through Summer Hills, Charlemont Bridge, The Long Bridge and the Chalk Through Summer Hills now hangs at Memorlal Hall Museum in Deerfield, MA.



Read the Scrapbook story regarding the piece Through Summer Hills.



A photo of the old covered bridge before it was taken on in the hurricane and flood of 1938.