“Painted prior to 1930, about 1927 or ‘8. A painting made on the road from Shelburne Falls to Conway a mile from Conway. Painted while Francis O’Brien was caring for me. Sent down to New York to John Murphy’s Studio, among others, for Mrs. Wm. H. Moore’s inspection. From the last she chose this as the first canvas of mine she bought and it has hung since in her drawing room at 4 East 54th Street, New York, N. Y..”
“Road Guardians is another fine achievement. Those old trees, over-arching with their foliage, a stretch of New England road on a sunshiny day, make a picture that goes straight home to you. The light filters through the foliage and splashes on the road in iridescent beauty. It is a gem of a picture."