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Time Period:
Painted about 1935 or 36.

Buckland, MA

Oil on Canvas


In November, Trees, Rocks &
Stonewalls, Stunning Skies

36 X 42

Williston Academy, 1936
Macbeth Galleries (NYC), '??
Myles Standish Galleries, 1937
Deerfield Valley Artist Assoc., 1941
Winchester Art Association' ??
Jordon Marsh Exhibition '??
Weldon Hotel,(Greenfield, MA) 1945




"I consider this one of my outstanding works, and rather hope it will be the one you select."RSW

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RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted about 1935 or 36. Large maple back of Mrs. Griswold's in November. Sent to Macbeths, Grand Central Galleries, Jordon Marsh Exhibition, Winchester Art Association etc., etc."

Comments on the back of a sepia print:

"A very 'livable' canvas, subtle in late November coloring. Sky is in pale grays and yellowish whites. Trees grayish violets, foreground rose, ochre and violet-red. $850"

"Hard to describe the subtle coloring and November atmosphere of this canvas. I consider this one of my outstanding works, and rather hope it will be the one you select. Foreground runs up from pale tawny-green through ochre and rose, with gray-green ledges breaking through. Mid band of trees dark dull green and gray-violet. Giant rock maple silhouetted against pale yellowish sky with gray cloud patches."

Additional Notes

It is believed that one of the things that most attacted RSW to this tree was the asymetrical branch protruding up on its left side. That is called a water spout and for sugar maples, should have been pruned for efficiciency and spacing.

The same tree appears in Winter Peace