Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted 1931 or ’32

Location:
West Hawley, MA

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
House

Size:
25 X 30

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Miss Esther Garbose

Provenance:
N/A

Noteworthy:

"A canvas I have loved myself and admired more than any other I ever made." RSW

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RSW's Diary Comments

“Painted 1931 or ’32. A canvas I have loved myself and admired more than any other I ever made. Very much exhibited and praised canvas but for some strange reason one that has never sold up to this writing (1942). Painted from the lower field of the Stetson farm in West Hawley, of the back of the little farm house just below the Stetson place. Sold Nov. 1943, to Miss Esther Garbose of Gardner, Mass."



Additional Notes

The original name of this canvas was The Little Farmhouse.


This house has since burned. The painting was subsequently given by Miss. Garbose to her niece in California. This old house was originally the town farm for the town of Hawley run by a Mr. Allen. The following is a letter written to a next door neighbor of this house, Mrs. Vera Stetson. It has been preserved by her daughter.