Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted around 1930

Location:
Ashfield, MA

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Sugaring, People & Livestock

Size:
25 x 30

Exhibited:
J. H. Miller Co. Galleries

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

"Made around 1928. So far as I know the only painting ever made of this subject matter, boiling inside.” RSW

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Featured Artwork: In The Sugar House

RSW's Diary Comments

“Painted around 1930. A painting of the interior of a sugar house, when they are boiling sap. Painted from inside the Gray Brothers’ Sugar House in Ashfield, where Fabian carried me inside to work, because too cold and windy to work outside the day I went over there to paint. Made around 1930. So far as I know the only painting ever made of this subject matter, boiling inside.”

Comments on the back of a sepia print:

"This is the interior of the Gray Sugar House on Baptist corner, Ashfield, MA. The large holding tub is now gone."


Additional Notes

The Sugar house is still in use, located near the Edge Hill golf course in Ashfield, Mass. The large holding tank is no longer present, but the sugar house still exists.


Exhibited at J. H. Miller Co. Galleries, Springfield, Mass. April 24 - May 8. 1928


The painting is privately owned.


There is a similar chalk drawing named In The Sugar House; Boiling .