"Painted in 1944. Made the first summer Mark was in service, of the range of Putts Hill, with Buckland Valley below it, and Gould's apple tree down by my incinerator. The extensive view, painted from my studio balcony. Sent to Grand Central Art Galleries, and from there invited by Mr. St. Gaudens to the Annual Exhibition of Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, 'Painting in the United States 1945' where it was illustrated in the catalogue. Returned to the studio, exhibited in several places, and finally bought by Dr. and Mrs. Paul Ashton, 204 Field Road, Long Meadow, Mass. from the studio, with Mr. Van Huesen of Springfield as the agent. One of my most admired and beautifully impressive canvases with which I hated to part."