"Painted winter of 1941-2. The north window of the Heath Pasture House, showing top of lavender bureau, 'Mae West' lamp and accessories, against the winter view outside. Used as illustration for announcement cards for my N.,Y. Grand Central Art Gallery Exhibition, March, 1942. Sold, March, 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. W. Gardner Kuniholm, 109 Cherry St., Gardner, Mass."
Note the hanging Baltimore Oriole's nest resting on the lavender bureau. It was found after nesting time on the Burnt Hill road into the pasture top studio. We heard these songs while working filling in the ruts in the road left from mud season during the early spring before retrieving this nest.
To hear the song of the Orioles CLICK HERE. Scroll down to the "Song, calls" bar and click on the arrow.
Painting was dubbed with the name "The Mae West Lamp" by a friend of the artist because of the shape of the lamp.
This painting is privately owned. We wish to thank the owners for opening their home to use so that we may bring you these beautiful images. Be sure to scroll down to read MLP's recollection of this painting and its original owner.
After the sale of Frost on the Window to Mr. Kunniholm, as a young chaffeur and personal attendant, I drove Mr. Woodward to Gardner to visit Mr. Kunniholm and his wife. I carried RSW from the Packard into the living room. His intent in the visit was to be certain that the painting had been properly hung. (It was.) Mr. Kunniholm and F. Gardner Williams at that time both lived on Cherry Street. Following the Kunniholm visit we went to the Williams' home for supper.....meat loaf.....and after supper saw a color slide show of Mr. William's recent air plane tour up and down over the Conneciticut River. mlp