“Painted 1942 or 1943. One of my most unusual and successful paintings. The Heath Beech and view framed by the open garage doors of the Heath Pasture House, brilliant sun and framing shadow, falling on the garage floor, a corner of the house itself showing out the doors at the left. A most popular canvas! Sold, (I do not know to whom) by the Grand Central Art Galleries of N. Y. in about 1943, (possibly 1942).”
"There are the serene New England landscapes by Robert Strong Woodward, among which stands out the Invitation with its vista of fields bathed in light and seen from within a dark enclosure."
An almost identical painting, named Open Doors was made in 1948 or 1949, purchased by Mr. Clifford A. Richmond and presented to the Easthampton Public Library in 1951.
This painting (Invitation) was last known to hang in the Judge Baker Guidance Center, 295 Longwood Av., Boston, in the office of the director.