Red Barn

WLMD ID: aepn

Watercolor by Leroy D. Vandam, M.D.
© 1994, The Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology

In 1827, reputedly at a time when their rurally situated farmhouse burned to its stone foundation, James and Rebecca Morton moved to old Charlton Center, Worcester County, Massachusetts. William, their first child and later of "Ether Demonstration" fame, was then 8 years old.  Across the way at the intersection of Stafford Street and Cemetery Road, James Morton conducted a farm supply business where the red barn now stands.

Catalog Record: Red Barn

Access Key: aepn

Title: [The red barn.]

Author: Vandam, Leroy D. (David), 1914-2004.

Publisher: [198-].

Physical Descri: 1 watercolor on rough watercolor paper : color ; visible image 37 x 55 cm, in frame 55 x 70.5 cm.

Subject: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868.

Form/Genre: Watercolors.
Form/Genre: Paintings.

Relationships: Host item
Title : Dr. Leroy Vandam watercolors.

Note type: Reproduction
Notes: Photographed by Mr. William Lyle, 7/13/2010; A WLM print of this work that
was frame and displayed in the ASA Park RIdge headquarters building is now
located at the warehouse at 10 K 3.

Note type: Abstract
Notes: Image of a red barn next to country road. Partly cloudy sky, with green,
yellow and red vegetation. In 1827, the family of then 8 year old William
Thomas Green Morton moved to old Charlton Center, Worcester County, Mass.
His father, James Morton, operated a farm supply business where the red barn
is located.

Note type: General
Notes: Selected for the WLM website, 2010.

Note type: General
Notes: One of 8 original watercolors by Dr. Leroy Vandam in the WLM collection.
Double matted wood frame with glass. Painting and frame in excellent

Note type: Publications about
Notes: This painting was featured in an Anesthesiology Reflection, in the journal
Anesthesiology, by George Bause, MD (citation: The Red Barn by Vandam.
Anesthesiology. 2010;112(3):710.).

Note type: Reproduction
Notes: This painting’s image was copyrighted in 1994 for posters and greeting cards
published by the WLM (See the the WLM “Frame Your Heritage” pamphlet, in the
Vandam Paintings file).

Note type: General
Notes: Title from ASA Newsletter, September, 1991, 55(9), inside cover, & p. 9.