Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted summer 1932

Location:
West Hawley, MA

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Landscapes & Views

Size:
30 X 40

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
N/A

Noteworthy:

Nothing of note for this piece of work.

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RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted summer 1932. Made from the head of a West Hawley Valley Road, the back of Mt. Peak, at Charlemont to the right, with the distant hill being 'Legate Hill' across the Deerfield River (not showing in the painting.)"


Additional Notes

Topographical Map of area
Topographical Map of area

We came across this 1907 photograph of Mount Peak from Legate Hill in regards to old mining that went on at the time so we examined this painting of the area and sure enough, you can see the mining operation in the middle of Legate Hill!

Woodward wrote in his diary comments that he painted this "from the head of a West Hawley Valley Road," which places him at the junction of Rt 116 and 8a, as seen in the topographical map to the right.


Below is the photograph and we added a graphic showing approximately where we believe RSW may have situated himself.


A 1907 photograph of Mt. Peak from Legate Hill
A 1907 photograph of Mt. Peak from Legate Hill.
RSW would have been painting from somewhere in the upper right hill.