Quick Reference

Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
Unknown

Medium:
Unknown

Type:
Landscape

Gallery:
Trees

Size:
Unknown

Exhibited:
NA

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

Sold at auction in 2018 for $7,500.00 to a private buyer.

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Featured Artwork: Unnamed #30

RSW's Diary Comments

None.



Additional Notes

Close up of the birches
Close up of the birches

This painting came up at auction through Nye & Co. of Bloomfield, NJ in 2018 and sold for $7,500. The auction house did not give a name for the painting other than a description, "Birch Trees," and so for the time being this painting remains unnamed.


It appears to be painted from an old "wood road" used to provide access to wooded areas being cleared. What is not clear is whether or not it is the road located along his Hiram Farm and studio or another. However, you can see RSW's sled tracks in the snow suggesting it may be.


We believe this was painted during his years at Hiram (1923 - 1934) and when examining the brush style... it is most likely after 1928 when RSW began to move away from his use of the heavy impasto style and use more finely blended strokes.



Close up the birches
Close up the signature