“Repainted in 1941. Made from a very early canvas of Maynard’s sugar house, Buckland, in the first years of my career. It darkened with varnish some, but I always liked the subject matter so much I made this new canvas from it in the studio in 1941 and destroyed the old canvas. White & Wyckoff Mfg. Co. of Holyoke reproduced this as a Christmas card for 1946 in color. Also, they made plates for larger colored reproductions of it for the1946 Annual Exhibition of the Grand Central Art Galleries.”
"This reproduction is somewhat disappointing,---because the color of this painting is one of its chief charms. Sugar-house in deep violet, blue shadow, against pale April-blue sky and rose-colored woodland. Old red sap buckets hang on sunlit maples. Wood-pile, road and foreground are opalescent, with flesh-color, violet and yellow predominant. White snow-drifts here and there. Possibly suggestive to you of sugar-time in Ohio! The steam from the boiling sap permeates the entire atmosphere!
This painting is currently located in Virginia.
Note: Eleanor Clark was the postmistress in the little town of Buckland, Massachusetts, home of the artist Robert Strong Woodward.