Quick Reference

Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
Keach Farm, Buckland, MA

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Gallery:
Farm, Winter Scene

Size:
Unknown

Exhibited:
DA Hilson Gallery, 1970

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

This painting is the only painting we know showing the spread of Keach's farm in its entirety.

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Featured Artwork: Unnamed: Keach's Drama

RSW's Diary Comments

None.





Additional Notes

Graphic of Farm
An illustration of the varying subjects
from the Keach Farm Woodward painted

Woodward was known for being able to draw the most, using various angles of a single subject, be it a tree, a barn, or a farm. The Keach Farm, early in his career, was probably his favorite subject having made around 20 paintings in his career. This painting is the only painting we know showing the spread of Keach's farm in its entirety. To help you we created the graphic in the image to your right illustrating the various portions of the farm painted by Woodward. They are as follows:


The first is (1) From a May Pasture tucked just behind the (2) Twin Barns. On the other side of the barns, you can see the vantage point for which he painted (3) The Greening Tree and Apple Blossom Time. Then down the slope from that you can see the various buildings that makeup (4) New England in November and Unnamed: A Sloping New England Farm. Last but not least the main house for which he made (5) Mrs. Keach's Front Porch, as well as inside the home with Keach's Stove and Country Sitting Room.


Graphic of Farm
The cover of the American Studies
Group catalogue. To see the entire catalogue
CLICK HERE

Discovered recently in a group of slides the website has digitalized from what we believe is probably the 1970s. This painting is reminiscent of New England Drama with the farm seemingly hanging on the edge of a sloping hill with distant hills serving as a backdrop.

We believe, yet have been unable to confirm, that this painting hung at the 1970 Deerfield Academy Hilson Gallery retrospective of Woodward's work that culminated from the year-long project performed by the Deerfield Academy's American Studies Group's effort to catalogue his life, artwork, and career in a tribute to the local artist.


We will continue to search for the name of this painting. In the meantime, if you wish to know more about the project performed by the American Studies Group and view the catalogue in its entirety please CLICK HERE