Featured Artwork: Unnamed #34

Unnamed #34
This is the best image we have of the full painting, however, if you scroll
down we have excellent close up images of the many featured parts.

RSW's Diary Comments

No comments, this piece is unsigned and unnamed. However, due to the unique situation the editor has choosen to use this space to provide background:

This painting is unnamed and unsigned, some even questioned whether this is a Woodward. The website believes there is no question. For all intent and purposes, it appears to be a different version of My Winter Shelf, with two differences:

❶ The handle of the red lantern is facing the opposite direction and...
❷ A geranium flower has been placed in a different position.

Otherwise, all else appears identical. The question is... was this RSW's first attempt at the subject but didnt like the composition? It is worth noting that My Winter Shelf, was purchased by renown art collector, Mrs. Henry Everett and upon her death donated the painting to the Pasadena (CA) Museum of Fine Arts, as well as, My Winter Shelf, often being confused with or mistaken for The Window: A Still Life and Winter Scene, another museum piece purchased by famous Boston collector John Spaulding and is currently held in the Spaulding Collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.



Additional Notes

Below: 9 close up images of the painting. You can clearly see the heavy & aggressive impasti brush technique used by RSW early in his career.

Pot & Curtain
Pot & Curtain
Window Ledge
Window Ledge
Window Frame & Snow
Window Frame & Snow
Red Lantern
Red Lantern
Candlestick & Holder
Candlestick & Holder
Beech Leaf Arrangement
Beech Leaf Arrangement
Beech Leaves & Curtains
Beech Leaves & Curtains
Duck Statue & Books
Duck Statue & Books
Apple & Grapes
Apple & Grapes