Quick Reference

Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
Heath Pasture on Burnt Hill
Heath, MA

Medium:
Chalk Drawing

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Window Picture

Size:
22 x 29

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
N/A

Noteworthy:

What is unique about this piece from the Heath Pasture is the small maple tree.

Related Links

Featured Artwork: Winter Pastures, Chalk #1

Winter Pastures, Chalk

RSW's Diary Comments

None.


Additional Notes

This drawing is privately owned.


There are 3 known pieces of this scene (or very similar). It is not known if the chalks (2) came first, then the oil (1) or vice versa. The other 2 are as follows:


Winter Pastures, Chalk #2

Unnamed #32

The following is a poem written by RSW:


WINTER


Gay Winter, with thy blue and snow-white grace,

Why will the poets ever pen thee drear,

Unkind and dull, thy keen eyes rough and blear,

Thy blythe smile but a withered, wrinkled face?

Why term thy glad and whistling tree-top race

A storm to dread, an enemy to fear?

Why never note thy jaunty boutonniere

Of scarlet berries sprigged on branches’ lace?

Slow summer surfeits art with sickly green.

Discordant colors on her gown lie crowded,

While thou art simple in thy changing sheen

Of white, of green and violet, frost shrouded.

The loveliest season in the circled year!

O Winter, thou are charged with gallant cheer!


Robert Strong Woodward