Quick Reference

Time Period:
Fall of 1944 or '45.

The "little window" of the
Buckland Southwick studio.

Oil on Canvas


Window Picture

25 x 30


Mr. Herbert B. Newton



Mr. Newton purchased two others paintings from RSW.

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Featured Artwork: When Apples Are Ripe

RSW's Diary Comments

When Apples Are Ripe, Sepia
When Apples Are Ripe Sepia

"Painted in fall of 1944 or 5. A window picture of the little S.E. window back of my easel. Apple time with apples showing in the orchard outside, apples on the shelf, and the brass and marble lamp against the curtain to the right, the lamp painted in masterly form."

Comments on the back of a sepia print:

"Bought from the studio in the winter of 1947 by Mr. Herbert B. Newton, of 214 Oak Street, Holyoke, Mass.. Mr. Newton also owns From Our Forefathers 27 x 30 and Up In Vermont 36 x 42 which see.

Additional Notes

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RSW letter the buyer Herbert Newton

Mr. Newton also purchased Up In Vermont (36 x 42) and From Our Forefathers.

To the right, is an image of a handwritten letter from RSW to buyer Mr. Herbert B. Newton. Highlighted in the letter, RSW comments on his own ability to paint lamps and apples in comparison to two other artist Paul CÚzanne and John Singer Sargent.

In the letter RSW also refers to an "Arthur," this is Mr. Arthur Bressor and you can learn more about him in this Essay in our Scrapbook

Below, are images of both Cezanne and Sargent's work mentioned in RSW's letter (above). The first are apples painted by Paul Cezanne in Still Life with Apples (1883-1887). The next is John Singer Sargent's Dinner Table at Night as an example of lamp's painted by the artist.

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Paul Cezanne's Still Life with Apples
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John Singer Sargent's Dinner Table at Night