Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted in 1942.

Location:
Heath-Colrain Road
Heath, MA

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Farms

Size:
24 X 36

Exhibited:
Manchester, VT Exhibition

Purchased:
Macbeth Galleries

Provenance:
Unknown

Noteworthy:

"One of the handsomest summer canvases I ever made." RSW

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RSW's Diary Comments

The New England Farm, Sepia
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The New England Farm, Sepia

“Painted in 1942. One of the handsomest summer canvases I ever made. A painting of Ryan’s farm (on the Upper Colrain-Heath Road) showing the ‘average’ N. E. farm setting: house nestled in trees to the left, farm buildings with barn and patched silo to the right, pasture land in foreground bearing a tall hour glass elm which dominates the picture, the white dirt road to the far lower left corner of the canvas, all under fresh cloud strewn summer sky, mostly white with clouds with just blue patches showing through. The painting was begun the summer painting sent up to the Manchester, Vt. Exhibition, where it sold at once. Bought by the Macbeth Galleries themselves and resold by them so I do not know who actually owns it.”


Comments on a sepia print:

“Typical farm, tree shapes, so called “lady elm.”


Additional Notes

This painting is now located at the Arkell Musuem in Canajoharae, NY