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Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
Unknown

Medium:
Unknown

Type:
Landscape

Gallery:
Trees

Size:
Unknown

Exhibited:
NA

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

There are a number of interesting details about this piece; first its size (23 x 23) is unlike any other known Woodward; we still do not have a confirmed name, and on the back of the stretcher is a charcoal sketch of what we believe is an early draft of the painting Through the May Hills!



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Featured Artwork: Unnamed: Across the Valley

Additional Notes


Picture of this painting from 1997

This painting has come up for auction twice (1997 & 2018) and in both instances no name was given. It could be that it is because it is not written on the back stretcher. In any event, we do have a piece of evidence suggesting its name is Across the Valley but had been unable to confirm that with another source, so we also have this unnamed page and a regular named page for the artwork as well.


This early painting of RSW was auctioned at the New Hampshire Auctions in Manchester, New Hampshire on March 1, 1997. The estimated price was $800 to $1200. It again was up for auction at Skinner Auction in Boston, MA in May of 2018 and sold at a hammer price of $4,000.


The most-recent auction afforded us the opportunity to see the back of the stretcher which revealed another drawing on its back. We believe this is a preliminary sketch of Through the Hills in May. We also believe that this painting may have been painted from the same road, from a higher position, and looking in a different direction. If this is the case then its time period is the same as.....
Through the Hills in May. SEE BELOW


Back stretcher with sketch
Back stretcher with sketch