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Time Period:
1940's

Location:
Patten district
Shelburne, MA

Medium:
Chalk Drawing

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Pastures

Size:
22 x 29

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Joseph Tognarelli

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

RSW made an "perfect copy" of this chalk as a surprise for the Pettises.

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RSW's Diary Comments

None.


Additional Notes

In a letter to F. Earl Williams, RSW wrote: "Last week I made a perfect copy of the Tognarelli chalk —September Pastoral -- (which goes to the Tognarelli's tomorrow)—so as to have it as a surprise when the Pettises come up in December. I never copied a chalk, in chalk, before. The results were splendid."


The copy of the chalk was made for the Pettises'.


There are apparently two of these chalks out there. Neither have been located by us.


RSW made this chalk of a scene in Shelburne. It was seen by F. Earl Williams after completion and framed. At that time, Mr. Williams criticized the way he had drawn a tree trunk. Following this RSW took the chalk out of the frame (to quote him "this was quite a job, I put more grace into that right hand angular tree trunk which you criticized and it really was a great improvement.") In a subsequent letter RSW mentions the Tognorellis coming to pick up the chalk drawing. It's whereabouts today is unknown. We have no image of it. It was never exhibitied and there is no dairy information available.



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