“Winter 1945-6. An interesting window picture of part of the studio balcony glass door and little window to the right. Thick icicles outside and gray blue winter mountain beyond. Sold in April to the Grand Central Art Gallery for their Founders Show---and acquired and owned from this show by Mr. Edward Johnson, distinguished manager of the Metropolitan Opera Co. for his noted art collection.”
“Owned by Mr. Edward Johnson, manager of Metropolitan Opera.”
"Robert Strong Woodward, Buckland artist, has learned through the Grand Central Art Galleries of New York that one of his paintings, a studio window picture, By the Balcony Door, has been acquired by Edward Johnson, manager of the Metropolitan Opera, for his art collection."
Edward Patrick Johnson CBE (22 August 1878 - 20 April 1959) was a Canadian operatic tenor who was billed outside North America as Edoardo Di Giovanni, and became general manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.