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Time Period:
Painted around 1930.

Cummington, MA

Oil on Canvas



25 X 30




Originally Named High on the Hill

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RSW's Diary Comments

The New England Farm, Sepia
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New England Heights, Sepia

“Painted around 1930. Painting of a barn in Cummington-Chesterfield district on steep old road that goes out of Swift River up by the Howes’ farm (where Contentment was painted). This is the same subject as the 40 x 50 New England Origins. Sold from the studio in April, 1950" and is currently in a private collection in Massachusetts.

Comments in notebook by RSW:

"Sent to Salons of America, American Anderson Galleries, By Fabian April 11th, 1932. "New England Heights" (a small Cummington barn). In Bradmorth's hands May 16th."

Additional Notes

North Adams Transcript, June, 1932
Re: the Deerfield Academy Exhibition of 1932

North Adams Transcript, June 8, 1932

"Other fine canvases are New England Heights, showing a lonely barn on a windswept hillside,......"

To the Right: An article clipping from the New Hamphire Transcript regarding RSW's exhibition at the Deerfield Academy (1932). It is one of 12 oil paintings mentioned in the article and one of 20 oil paintings and 10 chalk drawings exhibited.

A photograph of this painting was sent to this site in 2007 with the following quote:

"I was interested to browse your site and see frequent comments that the barns of many of Woodwards paintings are no more, unfortunately. I guess we should count our blessings that he painted and recorded all he did."

The painting is currently in a private collection in Massachusetts.