"Although he painted in all seasons and conditions, Aldro Hibbard is best remembered as the master of snow. The artist had long been intrigued by the transient nature and glistening colors of snow-covered landscapes, but that interest only grew after he visited Vermont in 1915 and witnessed the wonder of the state’s snow-laden mountains and industrious residents. Following his initial visit to the Green Mountain State, Hibbard returned every winter and painted idyllic snow scenes that were popular among critics and collectors, and that remain so today. Edge of Town, Jeffersonville, Vermont was completed during the 1930s at the height of Hibbard’s career, and it is a particularly charming example because of the artist’s inclusion of a resolute logger and his trusty oxen, who do not have the luxury of neglecting their daily tasks and must instead brave the deep snow."
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Collection, Boston, Massachusetts
To Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 28515, November 1986
To private collection, Newbury, MA, December 1986 to 2009
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 35396, September 2009
To private collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts (and now Seattle, Washington), July 2015 to present
Verso of canvas upper right: #4
- Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 28515
- Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 35396