Featured Artwork: New England: Winter

New England Winter
Photograph taken from an article in the Springfield Sunday Union and Republican

RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted prior to 1928. A painting of Victor Peltier's house and elm with Purinton Hill in background, the second canvas I made of the same subject. The first one called Under the Hill, 25 x 30, was bought by Eugenia B. Frothingham from my Lyman exhibition. This second one of the same subject and slightly different composition was bought by the oil magnate, Mr. George D. Pratt of Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y. from my exhibition at Deerfield Academy in 1932. Since his death it is now owned by Mrs. Pratt?"


Additional Notes

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.


See also, Under the Hill for a related piece of work.


George D. Pratt was not only an oil magnate but founder of the Pratt Institute, a founding board member of the Boy Scouts of America and a prolific collector of art. He (and his estate) have made numerous contributions and gifts to many museums.