Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted 1937

Location:
End of Main Street
Greenfield, MA

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Gallery:
Houses

Size:
25 X 30

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Mrs. Arthur D. Potter

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

Initially commissioned for Mr. Francis P. Garvan to be presented to Yale University. Mr. Garvan suddenly died before he could honor his contract and RSW subsequently sold it to the owner of the house.

Related Links

Featured Artwork: The Potter Homestead

The Potter Homestead

RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted 1937. One of the many paintings I made this season of 1937 through Macbeth for a Mr. Garvan who wished to present a collection of paintings to Yale University showing the growth of architecture (largely churches but also of fine dwellings) in America. I made many of this series but Mr. Garvan suddenly died before he could honor his contract with me, much to my loss. Since I could now sell them privately the above canvas was bought by the owner of the house itself, Mrs. Arthur D. Potter, of 486 Main Street, Greenfield, Mass. and hangs in her beautiful drawing room."


Additional Notes

See In the Afternoon Sun, is a chalk drawing from which this painting is made.


The sister oil to this piece is In the August Sun. RSW did not write any diary comments specific to this piece.


Read also the Scrapbook, story of Mr. Garvan in the Friends of Woodward section.