Snow in the States, c. 1927-8
Over the course of the years immediately following the de Glehns’ marriage, both of Jane’s parents died and Jane returned home to be with her family. In 1906 Wilfrid followed her out and and the couple returned home a month later. It was not until 1911 that the couple made the trip together, prompted by the marriage of Jane’s cousin, Bay, who was married that year. During their stay, Wilfrid completed a number of paintings at Lydia Field Emmet’s new house, Strawberry Hill, at Stockbridge, Mass. One of them was illustrated in a major article on the artist in Studio Magazine in 1912.
Stockbridge in Autumn, 1911
Their next trip took place in January of 1914, when Wilfrid had a commission to complete in Boston, but thereafter they tried to time their visits to the States (the purpose of which was usually to complete portrait commissions in New York) to allow for a long stay at Stockbridge in the fall. Wilfrid delighted in the setting of Lydia’s idyllic house overlooking a small wooded stream and with breathtaking views across the richly coloured Berkshires.