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Painted in 1935.

Manchester, VT

Oil on Canvas



25 X 30





"Painted from a chalk drawing of same place now owned by Mr. Lee." RSW

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RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted in 1935. Made from golf links of Manchester. Painted from a chalk drawing of same place now owned by Mr. Lee."

Additional Notes

Springfield Republican, Nov. 25, 1936, by Margaret C. Whiting, Deerfield, Nov. 16, 1936

"Even larger in quality though not in size, is the canvas called Mount Equinox in Shadow. Those who know Manchester will recognize that fine old Vermont village situated in its pleasant meadows, but its locality is of small consequence, for the great, tragic, dark bulk of the mountain looms above the sunny plane and becomes the essential expression of the scene. Above it are the shifting forms of a strange dramatic sky, lighted through a rift by the sudden brilliance of two shafts of intense light that glimmer against the mountain's verge without illuming its gloom. This is a superb rendering of an atmospheric moment. In fact, this quality of atmosphere is one of the ways in which Mr. Woodward manifests his growing mastery. With each year's work the sense of the relationship of all things to each other becomes more evident, and his intellectual subtleties of understanding are less apparent in that direct rightness of statement he is now able to express in a bolder attach and a freer brushwork. Always a colorist and an admirable draftsman, he is able to forget the process in the increasing ease of his certainty."

This painting is privately owned.