“Painted in 1935. A large canvas of Putts Hill ;which I painted out of doors from Wilder’s pasture, the village of Buckland nestled in the valley. Made for an exhibition at Mt. Holyoke College from which the graduating Class was to buy a canvas for the college. They chose one of Daniel Garber's, but the college, under the influence of Mary Wooley and Miss Galt, wanted the painting for the college so it was bought and hung in the library of the college." "Sold for $500 (plus frame) in November, 1935, to the college to hang in new Williston Library Wing."
American artist Daniel Garber was a leading figure in the Pennsylvania School of Landscape Painting,
a group centered around the village of New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The photograph
to the right is the painting chosen by the graduating class.
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(American 1880 - 1958)
A Country Town
Oil on Canvas, 1923
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum,
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Photograph Petegrorsky / Gipe
Painting is now at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
See also similar Unnamed #37 painting.
Below is a clipping announcing the purchase.