Hibbard’s name has become synonymous with paintings of snow, yet his stays in Vermont usually lasted until late April, allowing him the opportunity to capture the transition between seasons as the slumbering trees and valleys emerged from the frost of winter. Admired for their subtle tones and atmospheric quality, scenes like White River in Spring were generally created during the artist’s first few years in Vermont and rendered with the broken-color technique that he had acquired from Metcalf and the Impressionists. This painting, which has remained in the same Vermont family for three generations, also demonstrates his strength for composition and for interpreting sunlight on the gentle sloping meadow and elegant birch trees.
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To private collection, Barre and Plainfield, Vermont
By descent to daughter, private collection, Plainfield, Vermont, 1953
By descent to daughter, private collection, Anchorage, Alaska, 1989
To estate of the above, 2016