"Painted in 1943. A canvas made in the studio in the winter of 1943, from sketches in oil made a number of years ago. (Also made chalk drawing of this same subject, now owned by Charles Stoddard of Greenfield) of the quaint old house in Rowe, Mass (now demolished). Have made several paintings in the past of this rare old house. Sold by Vose Galleries in Atlanta, Georgia, April 1, 1947 to Dr. Amey Chappell of Atlanta, Georgia."
"....High in New England is a gem. In it you look across the hilltops onto a wonderful sky. The whole thing is radiant."
"Then there is a singularly vital pastel, High in New England, brilliantly technically and particularly impressive in its characterization of a scene, both beautiful and grim."