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According to Leigh biographer June DuBois, “During the summers between 1899 and 1903, the year of his divorce [from Anna Seng whom he married in 1899], Leigh traveled as often as he could to West Virginia. ‘I was not idle during those summers in Martinsburg,’ he says. ‘I painted a composition which I entitled Loitering. ... I shifted my field of action to the mountains and the whole troop of us, including my mother and sister, went to Boomery, Hampshire County, West Virginia, where I painted a life-size, full-length portrait of my cousin Sophie Colston. The next season I painted a wood interior and the next summer a woodchopper with a wagon and team.’”

June DuBois, W. R. Leigh The Definitive Illustrated Biography (Kansas City, MO: The Lowell Press, 1977), p 1, illustrated

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