To the right: A picture of RSW's first studio he called Redgate. As you can see, there are a row of small hemlock trees lining the front. One of these hemlocks was probably the subject of this oil painting. Below: An image of the name on the back of the stretcher.
This piece was a previously unknown painting from RSW's early years. It is so quintessential to RSW's early Redgate paintings (in that behind the studio "woodsy" look) the website staff felt pretty certain it was a Woodward even before receiving a photograph of his signature as confirmation.
It is also why we put so much work into this website. The current owner had tried years ago to find some sort of information on the artist, to no avail and just recently decided to try again and found us! Their graciousness in providing us the images used on this page are greatly appreciated. Thank You!