"Painted about 1930. The front facade and ell of a rare old house in Leyden village. House the main subject, weather beaten old white paint, with faded battered old green blinds, very fascinating to me. I have always considered this one of my finest expressions, perfectly painted, really ‘big’ picture, but it has never been very popular with the public. Farmer’s wife in black with black cat in front yard."
"One of my most loved canvases. House faded white, much weathered, soaking in the sun, faded green blinds. Delicate and lovely in color. Outstanding canvas."
Painted in Leyden Village, Mass. down the hill from the town hall. House still standing, refaced but essentially the same. See picture to the right.
This painting is privately owned.
This painting has a sister chalk drawing which was exhibited at the 1929 Pynchon Gallery Exhibition along with a number of chalk drawings. See the comments highlighted below.