Winter scene of a small village with a snow-covered road in the foreground and a small town in the background along the water
Aldro T. Hibbard, When Snow Arrives at Rockport, oil on canvas, 34 ¼ x 40 ¼ in., Whistler House Museum of Art, Bequest of Theodore Edson Parker, 1943.11.069.
 When Snow Arrives at Rockport (Rockport in Winter), Rockport, MA

Hibbard, Aldro Thompson (1886 – 1972)

 Creation Date 
 Date unknown

 Physical Description/Subject Matter

This beautiful wintery scene depicts the small coastal village of Rockport, Massachusetts located on Cape Ann. A road covered in snow winds between trees and rocks in the foreground with a green and orange house in the mid-ground. The background has a large body of water — the Atlantic Ocean — with more buildings and a few church steeples along the distant coast. Hibbard painted many Rockport scenes, particularly winter scenes. Hibbard was a founding member of the Rockport Art Association, which still serves as a center for the creative community on Cape Ann.

 Dimensions (Measurements Description)
 h: 34.25 in., w: 40.25 in. (h: 86.995 cm, w: 102.235 cm)

 Object Type 


 Material(s) Description
 Oil on canvas

 Affiliated School
 Boston School

 On display

 Credit Line 
 Bequest of Theodore Edson Parker, 1943

 Object Number 


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