Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted 1930.

Location:
Apple Valley, Ashfield, Mass.

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Trees, Houses

Size:
25 X 30

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

One of RSW's earliest works.

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Featured Artwork: Full Bloom

RSW's Diary Comments

“Painted 1930. Full blossoming apple tree—made at the head of Apple Valley on Abbott Howes' farm.”


Close up of RSW's signature in lower right corner.

Comments on the back of a sepia print:

"One of my earlier canvases, but very decorative."


Additional Notes

Label attached to back of canvas.

Boston Globe, March 9, 1931 by A. J. Philpott

"Full Bloom, by Robert Strong Woodward, is one of the landscape gems of Jordon Marsh exhibition---a Spring picture--- apple trees in full bloom; delicate greens, and all shot with luminosity. It is a fine painting."


Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 3, 1931

"The Woodward painting, an apple tree in Full Bloom, is a good example of the artist's method of disregarding details and expressing his theme as a mass, as it is, in reality, seen. On close examination the apple blossoms that at a distance from the painting appear to be pure white, are found to be a blend of almost every color."


Transcription of packing label, goes as follows:

For- "Inspection relative to possibility of color reproduction by The Farmer Magazine Evelyn Hirmon Smith, Art Director Birmingham, Alabama. "Full Bloom"