"Painted in 1945. A painting made in the studio for my G.C.A.G. Exhibition in New York in the spring of 1945. Made from an earlier 25 x 30 which was not perfect technically and which I destroyed after copying it, as above, made in West Hawley of a picturesque old barn set over ledges, the farm of Mr. Stetson. Figure of old man with pail in the barn yard, and figure of (smaller) man watering old white horse at watering trough."
"Main barn silver, sunlit gray. Barn ell weathered brown. Small tree turned dull red; big mass of maples over barn still dark green. Stone ledges and fence, pale grayish-green. Grass and paths of foreground quite neutral in green and pink. Violet-gray clouds with some pale blue patches of sky."
Sold out of Grand Central Art Galleries which closed in 1966.
Now in a private collection of RSW paintings.
Scroll down to Robert Strong Woodward. Note that there is a chicken in this painting, no horse and only one man. This painting can not be found in the records of RSW. Possibly it is the original one he says in his diary he destroyed. mlp