"Painted prior to 1930. A large early canvas of a theme I painted several times with slight variations and different compositions, tho the only one I made of it in this larger size, 36 x 42. A black turbulent pool of a stream flowing thru dark winter evening woods, curving about a large clump of flesh colored winter beeches in leaf on the snow-drifted bank. (Mr. and Mrs. Robert T Lee of Manchester, Vt., Mrs. Roger Smith of Gardner, etc, own other canvases of the similar theme). Largely exhibited about the country, given a very large rotogravure illustration by the Sunday Boston Herald (see my clipping book) and finally bought by Mrs. Wm. H. Moore to give to her sister, Mrs. Smith of Chicago. Mrs. Smith died around 1940 and the picture was taken and is now owned by her daughter, Mrs. Seller Bullard of ‘Far Horizons’ Stow Canyon Rd, Galeta, California.”
Painted at the Redgate Studio which burned. One of two types of quintessential, the other being "Woods," Redgate paintings from RSW's early years.
Mrs. (William) Ada Moore, an early benefactor of RSW's, was an influencial and prominent art collector for her time.