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Time Period:
Prior to 1930

Top of Hog Hollow Road
Upper Buckland, MA

Chalk drawing


Landscape & Views, Cemetery

22 x 29




This is the only known work by RSW of a cemetery.

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Regarding the
Chalk Drawings

The following is an excerpt from, "An Artist of his Time", a lecture, hosted by the Friends of RSW, on RSW by Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, which also did a feature article on RSW. CLICK HERE to view the Article

"...the pastel works - they're just fantastic. And I'm afraid that they photograph very well but you don't really appreciate the difficulty of making them until you see them up close. That as you know with pastel, you have to be very very good to make it work, because it hard to correct a mistake. With oil paint it's much easier to cover over the error. But these are really really spectacular."

October 4, 2014
Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

Artwork Mentioned

Featured Artwork: God's Quiet Acre

RSW's Diary Comments


Additional Notes

This chalk drawing was made of the old abandoned cemetery at the top of Hog Hollow Road in Upper Buckland

God's Quiet Acre receives glowing praise from critic...

The Pynchon Gallery Exhibition is one of the few exhibitions that featured Woodward's "Crayon Drawings." As many as 13 were reported to be exhibited and this website is not aware of any exhibit that featured more than this number. The Deerfield Academy, 1932 Exhibition featured 10 drawings.

Springfield Republican, 1929, by Jeanette C. Matthews

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Also we invite you to read the wonderful scrapbook story of Lucy Bridgman Merrill a previous owner of God's Quiet Acre. Click Here!

Aunt Lucy in 1956 (Lucy Bridgman Merrill)
Aunt Lucy in her 90's with just a bit of
"God's Quiet Acre" showing above her desk