William Malherbe (1884 - 1955) was born in Senlis, France, and was an artist well known both in the U.S. and in Europe. He was married to Freda Lipman, whose sister Fannie was the wife of Charles W. Hughes.  In the late 1940s and early 1950s he rented the Barrows house, the brick house across from present Thetford Academy, and did a good deal of painting.  His wife appears as a figure in some of the paintings, and he hired Louise Vaughan and Ruth Worcester to pose for him.


Christine and her Church  - Malherbe

Ruth Worcester with wheelbarrow at Worcester house on Route 113, Thetford Hill.

"Christine and her Church - 1945"

Christine Vaughan - Malherbe

Connecticut River - Malherbe

  Christine Vaughan

Girl with parasol on the banks of the Connecticut River