Quick Reference

Time Period:
Prior to 1925

Location:
Redgate Studio

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Brooks, Ponds, Rivers

Size:
24 X 36

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
N/A

Noteworthy:

This painting has a sibling that is the same scene, named, Evening Tranquil Hour However, this painting also has a 'step-sibling' in the form of an upright 25 x 30 painting, similarly named, Tranquil Hour.

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Additional Notes

Tranquil Hour
Tranquil Hour

This painting shares similarities with 11 other paintings in that they are all wintery scenes with pools of water. We have identified four distinct scenes. These paintings were all painted early in Woodward's career from behind his first studio, Redgate. It was not uncommon for Woodward to make multiple versions of paintings that were either successful in selling quickly or held a particular sentimental value to him. After the 1930s, it was rare for Woodward to make multiple versions of a painting unless by request or commission.



This painting shares, of sorts, a name with another wintery water scene simply named Tranquil Hour. However, on the back of the stretcher of this piece, written in pencil was "The Tranquil Hour." Despite being painted from the back of Redgate, both being wintry water scenes and sharing similar names, the two paintings are distinctly different. One is a large 24 x 36 landscape and the other a 25 x 30 upright. The water is different, the snow is different, and the trees are different