Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted prior to 1930.

Location:
South Ashfield, MA

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Barns

Size:
25 X 30

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
Yes, Click Here

Noteworthy:

Nothing of note for this piece of work.

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Featured Artwork: The New Silo

RSW's Diary Comments

Painted prior to 1930 "All said about the picture in my diary (Across the Valley) applies exactly to this one also; in the same way it is the property of John W. Haigis. A painting of a silo with scaffolding over at the Kendrick farm and back road from Ashfield to Conway (Archibald MacLeish road). Also, made a chalk drawing of the same subject

Comments on the back of a sepia print:

“Very dramatic coloring. Clear sky in background, ranging from lemon yellow at horizon, through yellow-green to clear bright blue. Foreground is yellow-rose (wet fallen leaves) with patches of melting snow. Distant hills are violet , barn and silo violet-gray, highlights of sun on staging and trees. Bare trees lovely in muted colors..”


Additional Notes

This painting was also called In the November Sun in newspaper reproductions in 1927.


See Also The Unfinished Silo


See also a Provenance on these two pieces Click Here