Quick Reference

Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
Halifax, VT

Medium:
Chalk drawing

Type:
Landscape

Gallery:
Halifax House

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 #08, Halifax House Elm

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.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This drawing most closely resembles Dooryard Elm, however, RSW is closer and more to the left showing the front of the house as well.


Woodward so loved the Halifax house that when another artist, Stanley Woodward, went to paint it, he was outraged, considering it HIS house. Woodward also struck up a friendship with the woman who bought it and planned to restore it... Read more in our Scapbook story regarding the Halifax House



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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