"Painted in 1940 or 1941. Row of sugar maples by road just beyond my Buckland house at Harold Williams curve. Gray buckets on trees instead of red, under shoulder of Putts to left, figure gathering sap. Sold by Vose Galleries in Feb. 1949, to a Mrs. Homer Strong of Rochester, N. Y.”
“A row of maples just beyond my place in Buckland, silhouetted darkly against the sun with unusual violety shadows, gray buckets and not red ones. Tan, ochre, gray rose-pale orange in hill and foreground, with no green.”
This painting sold at auction by Cottone Auctions and Appraisals of Gensea, NY, for the hammer price of $3,250 on November 6, 2010.
Cover page of the Christian Science Monitor Magazine Section, March 1, 1947. Name on the painting was incorrectly listed as Sap Gathering.