Quick Reference

Time Period:
1932

Location:
Whitingham, VT
near Sadagwa

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Gallery:
Farms, Barns

Size:
Unknown

Exhibited:
NA

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

RSW created 3 works of art in a 3 month span near and around Mount Haystack and Lake Sadagwa (Whitingham, VT) in the summer of 1932. This painting is one of the three.

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Featured Artwork: Red Barns

Red Barns

RSW's Diary Comments

FROM RSW's 1932 PERSONAL DIARY RE: RED BARNS

Monday, September 19

Partially cloudy and warm. With Fabian went to Whitingham to finish Red Barns. Worked all day, but did not finish them. Mrs. Vanderbilt and Bill and Jack and cousin Mattie to supper in the studio.


Sunday, September 25

Henry drove his mother, my parents and self to Red Barns in Whitingham where I painted all day. Good line and light.


Monday, September 26

Harold Goodnow came to work today. Went with him to Wilmington to paint Red Barns.



Additional Notes

In the summer of 1932 Woodward was traveling to the Whitingham, VT area quite often near Lake Sadagwa and Mount Haystack. He first began painting Red Barns and Mountains in Summer in July. On a separate trip to the area, also in July, he drew Mount Haystack Over Sadawga. He would finish both Mountains in Summer and Red Barns in September.


For many years this painting has sat in the Unnamed Gallery because no name can be found on its stretcher. It has never exhibited and Woodward never sold it because he kept it for his own personal residence. He also never signed it. This painting's name derives from his consistant reference in his personal diary as "Red Barns," which he capitalized each time he used the name.


The painting was sold during the closure of the RSW estate. It is privately owned in Western Massachusetts.