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Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
Heath, MA

Medium:
Chalk drawing

Type:
Landscape

Gallery:
Trees,

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 #05, Tree and Stone Wall

RSW's Diary Comments

The image above was cropped
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 most closely resembles Three Friends, however, from a different angle. It looks as if the third "friend" is behind the center tree putting the vantage point more to the right of Three Friends.



An excerpt from RSW's diary comments regarding Three Friends:

"... A painting of the three gnarled old maple trees along the stone wall of the flat on the Heath Burnt Hill Road, just beyond the cellar hole of my Heath Pasture farm. Grass grown roadway, three dark maple boles against a stone wall..."



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
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