"Painted in 1940. Warfield's barn and silo (since torn down) out of Charlemont. Made a chalk of this just before my fire (1934) which immediately sold at Manchester. Before sending the chalk, made a painting from it, but it was never satisfactory to me. Loving the subject matter and the silo having been destroyed so I couldn't go back to paint I finally made, in the winter of 1940, this successful 27 x 30, then destroyed the earlier canvas from which I copied it."
"....He can bestow grandeur and elegance upon a rustic structure like the red barn which he entitles Farmer's Castle."
The barn, now burned down, was located on the hill in Charlemont Center.
This painting now hangs in the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) Museum, Deerfield, MA.
We had been waiting for this for a long time... a high resolution image of Farmer's Castle and now we have it! Thank you to everyone involved.