Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted in 1938

Location:
Unknown

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Trees

Size:
27 x 30

Exhibited:
Williston Academy

Purchased:
Beulah Bondi

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

Beulah Bondi (close friend of RSW) the noted stage and screen actress came to his studio to purchase this artwork making the news!

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RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted in 1938. Brilliant red and orange tangle of Oct. maples in fall color. Small spots of blue sky showing in places, a few large gray maple boles and slanting stone wall against sloping banks of foreground, topped by red sumac. Bought from my exhibition at Williston Academy, Easthampton, around 1939 or 40 by Beulah Bondi (close friend) the noted stage and screen actress of 6660 Whitely Terrace, Hollywood, California."



Additional Notes

Close-up of signature at bottom of canvas
Note on back of canvas with original price

The early section of Robert Strong Woodward's diary was written in the 1940's from memory. The dates quoted in the diary above are incorrect. The painting was probably painted in 1936 and sold 1937.


Article from North Adams Transcript, June 5, 1937
Beulah in her dining room, Golden Slope on the wall.
Article from Greenfield Recorder, June 3, 1937