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Time Period:
Painted prior to 1930

Hiram Woodward Studio

Oil on Canvas

Still Life

Still Life

27 x 30




"Rather academic and trite in approach but still nice color for the right wall." RSW

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Featured Artwork: Under the Village Map

RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted prior to 1930, an autumn still life made in the old studio that burnt in 1933. Yellow and white chrysanthemums in a brown jug backed by a round black Italian plate all against the lower part of an old wall map of Shelburne Falls, grapes and pears and pomegranates grouped on the cabinet around the brown jug. Rather academic and trite in approach but still nice color for the right wall."

Additional Notes

To the Right:

An article clipping from the New Hamphire Transcript regarding RSW's exhibition at the Deerfield Academy (1932). It is one of 12 oil paintings mentioned in the article and one of 20 oil paintings and 10 chalk drawings exhibited.

Comments in a notebook by RSW:

May 28, 1935: "In my motor car brought home from Myles Standish Hotel : Under the Village Map, 27 x 30" to studio in Buckland."

North Adams Transcript, June 8, 1932

"Under the Village Map, showing a fruit and flower composition arranged below an old map of Shelburne Falls......"

Boston Post, Feb., 1931

"Under the Village Map shaggy yellow and white garden chrysanthemums in stout brown jug hold court amid a wealth of colorful fruit grouped harmoniously about."


This is the plate made in Italy which RSW painted into the above painting. It remains in the artist's Buckland studio.

Cover od Prgressive Farmer, October 1935
The plate found in this painting

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This painting is privately owned.