"...The drawing [The Proud Rooster] was bought by Mrs. Henry Everett of Pasadena, prior to 1930. At her death I had it bought for me at the auction of her possessions which were not mentioned in her will. When it came back to me I was so pleased with composition and theme that I painted from it the above canvas." [Passing Barn At Noon]
This drawing was once owned by Mrs. Henry Everett. After her death, RSW bought it back from "an auction of her possessions."
The Oil Painting Passing a Barn at Noon was created from this chalk drawing.