Painted in summer of 1930. My first painting of the old
Hitchcock Elm in old Deerfield. The house, once the
studio of George Fuller, now owned by his son Arthur Fuller. Sold from my
first Macbeth Gallery Exhibition
to Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Whitehouse of New York and Manchester, Mass. (Mr.
Whitehouse, 1942 died a
few years ago.
Owned by Mrs. Francis M. Whitehouse, 340 Park Ave, New York.
Comments in a notebook by RSW: " Sold June 12, 1933 to
Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Whitehouse through Macbeth Gallery, N.Y. city for
$450.00....less 33 1/3... $300."
The Greenfield Recorder, May 31, 1932
"Out of the Past was painted this spring and has a
particular appeal to Deerfield, for it is a study of the 'Hitchcock Elm.'"
See also August Shade, a very similar painting
of the Hitchcock Elm.