"Worked on the original oil painting for 20 days, April 5 to 25, 1932."
There is an oil painting of this same scene and having the same title painted in 1932.
This chalk drawing is privately owned.
"The Twin Barns is a charming study in green slope, near green sky and dark buildings, friendly, inviting old barns they are."
An article clipping from the New Hamphire Transcript regarding RSW's exhibition at the Deerfield Academy (1932)"Twin Barns" is not mentioned specifically but was one of the 10 'crayon drawing' noted (highlighted) at the end of the article.
The comment on this chalk drawing, from RSW's exhibition at Pynchon Galleries (1929), can be seen in this newspaper clipping shown below. To see a full view of the article, simply chick on it.
"...the pastel works - they're just fantastic. And I'm afraid that they photograph very well but you don't really appreciate the difficulty of making them until you see them up close. That as you know with pastel, you have to be very very good to make it work, because it hard to correct a mistake. With oil paint it's much easier to cover over the error. But these are really really spectacular."