After his initial 1915 visit to Vermont, Hibbard returned every winter, eventually settling into a home near East Jamaica with his wife Winifred, whom he married in 1925, and their two children. He continued to explore the state in search of inspiration, from the streams, forests and mountains of southern Vermont’s West River Valley to the secluded hamlets near the Canadian border. Near South Londonderry, Winhall shows a quiet farmstead set near a half-frozen river and nestled among the drifts of snow that drew Hibbard back to Vermont each winter; the tranquility of the scene is enriched by the wisp of smoke coming from a chimney, attesting to the warmth being enjoyed by the inhabitants on a chilly Vermont day.
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Collection of Winifred Hibbard, the artist’s widow, Rockport, Massachusetts
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 25384, March 1978
To private collection, Buckhannon, West Virginia, January 1979 to June 1990
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 30012, June 1990
To private collection, Denver, Colorado, February 1991 to present
- (top stretcher, in pencil) #317
- (top stretcher, in pencil) 159
- (visible through wax lining on verso of canvas upper left) #159
- Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 25384 (crossed out, with 30012 handwritten next to it)
- Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 30012
- Stamp on frame: Hilliard Frame Shop, Rockport, Mass.