Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted in the 1920ís.

Location:
Unknown

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Woods

Size:
25 X 30, Upright

Exhibited:
Yes

Purchased:
Miss Lucia Russell

Provenance:
Unknown

Noteworthy:

"A 25 x 30 upright made in my early career from a large 40 x 50 called Evening Silence." RSW

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RSW's Diary Comments

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Silent Evening Sepia

"Painted in the 1920's. A 25 x 30 upright made in my early career from a large 40 x 50 called Evening Silence (which see). Bought first by Mrs. George D. Dresser of Putnam, Ct., owned by her for a number of years, then about 1932 she gave it back to me. I again exhibited it for a few years then it was bought by Miss Lucia Russell, 27 George St., Greenfield, Massachusetts."


Additional Notes

RSW's signature from the bottom left of Silent Evening.

"This oil is now privately owned by a family in Maine who has written to us the following:

"I spent a great deal of time with my Aunt Lucia Russell. Some of it was in her study. The painting intrigued this young girl who saw something of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow in it. All of Aunt Lu's (and her sister Rowena Potter's) art went to opening a museum in Deerfield, now known as the Charles P. Russell Gallery at the Academy. My father fought for this oil so that I could have it. I have documentation if you need it."
[Lucia Russell's niece]