"Painted prior to 1930, an autumn still life made in the old studio that burnt in 1933. Yellow and white chrysanthemums in a brown jug backed by a round black Italian plate all against the lower part of an old wall map of Shelburne Falls, grapes and pears and pomegranates grouped on the cabinet around the brown jug. Rather academic and trite in approach but still nice color for the right wall."
An article clipping from the New Hamphire Transcript regarding RSW's exhibition at the Deerfield Academy (1932). It is one of 12 oil paintings mentioned in the article and one of 20 oil paintings and 10 chalk drawings exhibited.
May 28, 1935: "In my motor car brought home from Myles Standish Hotel : Under the Village Map, 27 x 30" to studio in Buckland."
"Under the Village Map, showing a fruit and flower composition arranged below an old map of Shelburne Falls......"
"Under the Village Map shaggy yellow and white garden chrysanthemums in stout brown jug hold court amid a wealth of colorful fruit grouped harmoniously about."
This is the plate made in Italy which RSW painted into the above painting. It remains in the artist's Buckland studio.
This painting is privately owned.