Quick Reference

Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
Conway, MA

Medium:
Chalk Drawing

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Farms

Size:
22 x 29

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

For some time this drawing's name was "unknown" to us. We only had an old grainy black and white image to go by and therefore it was found in our "Unnamed" gallery.

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Regarding the
Chalk Drawings

The following is an excerpt from, "An Artist of his Time", a lecture, hosted by the Friends of RSW, on RSW by Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, which also did a feature article on RSW. CLICK HERE to view the Article

"...the pastel works - they're just fantastic. And I'm afraid that they photograph very well but you don't really appreciate the difficulty of making them until you see them up close. That as you know with pastel, you have to be very very good to make it work, because it hard to correct a mistake. With oil paint it is much easier to cover over the error. But these are really really spectacular."

October 4, 2014
Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

Featured Artwork: The Farm in June

RSW's Diary Comments

None.



Additional Notes

For some time this drawing's name was "unknown" to us. We only had an old grainy black and white image to go by and therefore it was found in our "Unnamed" gallery.


We wish to extend our hearfelt thank you to the current owner who contacted us and provided us the excellant pictures you see.


A closer look at RSW's signature
A closer look at RSW's signature
A closer look at the name.
A closer look at the name
Current owner as a boy on the farm with his sister
Current owner as a boy on the farm with his sister

It is believe but not yet confirmed this farm was most likely called "Burkhart House." Below, are pictures of the farm supplied by relatives of the family that lived there. We have recently learned that the house burned down in 1990.


Burkhart House farm
Burkhart House farm

We wish to thank them for the family for their contribution to this page.


The photo (to the right) is of the current owner, now 87 years old, of this chalk drawing with his sister, both of whom were brought up on the farm.


Burkhart House farm
Burkhart House farm
Burkhart House farm
Burkhart House farm