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Time Period:
Prior to 1930.

Hog Hollow pasture

Oil on Canvas



25 X 30, Upright

Littlecote Gallery, Utica, NY, 1929
Myles Standish Galleries, 1929

Miss Ann Morgan and
Miss Elizabeth Adams



Nothing of note for this piece of work.

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Featured Artwork: Winter Slope

Winter Slope

RSW's Diary Comments

“Painted prior to 1930. An upright painting of an open woodland slope, painted in the Hog Hollow pasture of the place above Johnson’s where Luther Purinton once lived. A winter sled track into the snow, blue shadows of a big maple slanting down to the right. At the background (upper 2/3 of the canvas) snow laden woodland of deciduous and evergreen trees, into which the road track disappears. I made a chalk drawing (of which there is a photograph) of the same subject, really making the painting from the chalk. Bought by Miss Ann Morgan and Miss Elizabeth Adams, teachers of chemistry and biology at Mt. Holyoke College, and hung in their very beautiful home in South Hadley. They also own two of my finest chalks.”

Comments in a notebook by RSW:

"Purinton's pasture..." "Sold Jan. 14, 1933 to Miss A. Morgan and Miss Elizabeth Adams at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."

Additional Notes

The only image we have of this piece is from a newspaper clipping, however, it is very similar to both Winter (36 x 42) and Winter Afternoon, Chalk

Myles Standish May 1929
Clipping for Myles Standish Exhibition 1929
Littlecote article
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J.H. Miller Article April, 1928
Clipping of the article reviewing the
J.H. Miller Galleries Exhibition

Right: Springfield Union, April 1928, by Jeanette Matthews

"....a lovely canvas. It is just a a bit of winter woods with a blue in the pines and shadows that is all but magic.”

Springfield Daily Republican, Springfield, MA.: Sat. April 28, 1928

“...Winter Slope, showing a group of pine trees on a hillside covered deep with drifting snow.”