Painted in 1938. “Made of Griswold’s sugar house, from my bedroom window. Largely exhibited and bought in the autumn of 1939 by Mr. Morton Hull of Holyoke Mass."
“Across the road from the mail box.”
Right- is a close up of RSW's signature found in the lower right of the painting.
This new image of Busy Sugaring comes to us courtesy of the current owners. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for their generousity.
The Griswold sugar house was right across the street from the Southwick Studio and Woodward painted this from the view of his bedroom window. Below left we have pictures on the view today and to its right we have an edited picture merging the current view with that of the painting.
It was well known Woodward was not comfortable doing portraits, however, he did sprinkle People & Livestock into many of his paintings. Below- we give you a closer look at the man carrying buckets centeral to the piece and to its right we have the horse pulling a cart with a man along side.