Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted in 1940.

Location:
The Warfield Barn
Charlemont Center

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Barns, Farms

Size:
27 X 30

Exhibited:
Manchester

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

Originally the subject matter was a chalk drawing and a painting was made from that. RSW was never fully satisfied with the orginal painting made before the fire of 1934.

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Featured Artwork: Farmer's Castle

RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted in 1940. Warfield's barn and silo (since torn down) out of Charlemont. Made a chalk of this just before my fire (1934) which immediately sold at Manchester. Before sending the chalk, made a painting from it, but it was never satisfactory to me. Loving the subject matter and the silo having been destroyed so I couldn't go back to paint I finally made, in the winter of 1940, this successful 27 x 30, then destroyed the earlier canvas from which I copied it."



Additional Notes

A copy of a newspaper clipping regarding
Farmer's Castle

Christian Science Monitor, April 27, 1942

"....He can bestow grandeur and elegance upon a rustic structure like the red barn which he entitles Farmer's Castle."




The barn, now burned down, was located on the hill in Charlemont Center.


This painting now hangs in the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) Museum, Deerfield, MA.


We had been waiting for this for a long time... a high resolution image of Farmer's Castle and now we have it! Thank you to everyone involved.

A closer look at the barn door and chickens.
A closer look at the farmer.