This autumn view of downtown Ithaca's rooftops and opposing West Hill is marked by the usual fall palette of greys, browns, and oranges set against a startling blue sky and salmon pink accentuated clouds that, emphasizing the brick chimneys and pink of the Methodist tower, give the piece a very warm feel. So economically painted in some areas that the canvas shows through, other spots almost hint at a bow to Impressionism with their liberal use of paint and brush work. While the landscape is treated in a very painterly manner, Ithaca's cityscape also appears to have been drawn in paint.
Text on back: "Presented to Cornell City Library by Hiram Haskins and Edward Mack Hawkins 1926". 26" X 15".