Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted about 1931 or '32.

Location:
Mountians of Mohawk Trail
(looking west) from
Charlemont, MA

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Landscapes & Views

Size:
30 X 36

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

Note the smoke from the old-fashioned steam locomotive rising from the valley floor.

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Featured Artwork: June Hills

RSW's Diary Comments

“Painted about 1931 or 2. View from flat of Hoosac Tunnel depot, of hills of the old Hoosac mountain road and the new Mohawk Trail.”


Additional Notes

Boston Herald, Oct. 16, 1932

"June Hills, solid rounds of green splashed with sun and shadow, is a rather unusual composition and had it been slightly less literal in its execution would have been an interesting step forward in the career of this artist."


Boston Transcript, Oct. 1932

".....and pleasing, if yet disconcertingly compositionally unbalanced, are the June Hills that swell and roll beneath a deep blue sky, whose banked clouds, incidentally, make valiant but unavailing effort to halt the downward rush of the directing line of horizon."


The painting is privately owned.