"Painted about 1935. A 36 x 42 made from the smaller 27 x 30 canvas In Vermont of the same subject, a view of the long rambling Norton farm set against a background of Vt. hills (including Mt. Mansfield) and topped with a very beautiful summer cloud design (an “anvil” cloud). The original was painted prior to 1930 at Riverton, Vt., near Montpelier, where I used to go to visit Mrs. Geo. E. Dresser. I made several paintings and chalk drawings of these Norton buildings, and several later paintings from original sketches. This 36 x 42 was bought in about 1938 by Mrs. Herbert Newton of Oak Street, Holyoke, Mass. (Mr. Newton later in 1947 bought From Our Forefathers and When Apples are Ripe.) A smaller painting of this same subject, a 27 x 30 upright is titled In Vermont which see.”
The most distinct difference between this painting and that of In Vermont is the trumpeting angel weathervane (see images below).
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