Quick Reference

Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
Deerfield, MA

Medium:
Chalk drawing

Type:
Landscape

Gallery:
Churches & Cemetery Gallery

Size:
22 x 29

Exhibited:
NA

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

Twenty unfinished chalks and oils, mostly chalks, were forgotten and discovered in a crate being stored in an attic. A number of the pieces were nothing more than a sketch and can be found in the Sketch Book Gallery.

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Featured Artwork: Unnamed #03, The Modest Church

RSW's Diary Comments

A close up of the 'WITH CARE' label
The image above was cropped to
better fill the space. This is the full image.

As unfinished, Woodward would not have written or commented in his artwork diary. All the works of art were framed for their preservation in 2017.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This drawing may have been part of the New England church series Woodward was commisioned by businessman and philanthropist Francis P. Garvan putting it around the mid-to-late 1930's.



This drawing appears to be nearly identical to the finished unnamed and unsigned oil painting Unnamed #12. This is now known to be the Congregational Church of Plainfield Hill. For more on this church and its unnamed, unsigned oil painting CLICK HERE to view Unnamed #12.



Additional Notes

This incomplete artwork was found in a forgotten shipping crate stored in an attic, as seen below, along with twenty other pieces. The crate is in excellant condition and is a wonderful example of how RSW shipped his paintings about the country to exhibit in various shows.



The Crate, complete
The crate as it was discovered.
A close up of the 'WITH CARE' label
A close up of the "WITH CARE" label
A picture of the top, with the address label
A picture of the top, with the address label
A look inside the crate, lined with newspaper
A look inside the crate, lined with newspaper
A closer look at the wood and nails
A closer look at the wood and nails
A picture of the newspaper lining
A picture of the newspaper lining