Quick Reference

Time Period:
Prior to 1930.

Location:
Off Avery Road
Buckland Center, Mass.

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Trees, Pastures

Size:
25 x 30

Exhibited:
The home of Robert J. Haeberle

Purchased:
Mr. John Haigis

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

There is an earlier artwork of the same name.

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Featured Artwork: Across the Valley #2

RSW's Diary Comments

"Prior to 1930. A painting of old maples made from Hezekiah Ward's back pasture overlooking the valley to Pocumtuck. This canvas was hung in the home of Robert J. Haeberle and went from there to the home of John Haigis of Greenfield, Mass. for permanent ownership."


Handwritten note on back of sepia print:

"The ancient tree stands guard on a high knoll - with distant hill and lovely opalescent color across the valley (Photograph does not portray too well the feeling of distance in the painting.) Foreground has blue-gray of rock-ledge, soft pink & yellow of weeds & grasses _ Tree itself is in greens - Sky in distance, hazy gray-violet and soft blue - "


Additional Notes

The handwritten note on the back of sepia print.

This painting hangs in a home in Pennsylvania. We appreciate the current owner's graciousness in assisting us with the above picture.



To the right: Is a picture of the back you the sepia print and its handwritten note by Woodward himself.



Opalescent (o-pal-es-cent):

adjective
"showing varying colors as an opal does."