Quick Reference

Time Period:
Around 1900 when RSW was 15

Location:
N/A

Medium:
Watercolor

Type:
Still Life

Category:
Trees, Pastures

Size:
8 x 10

Exhibited:
No

Purchased:
No

Provenance:
See Additional Notes

Noteworthy:

Sold at auction June 2013 for $230.00.

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RSW's Diary Comments

None.


Additional Notes

This piece was given to the neighbor of RSW's Uncle Bert while visiting. Below, the house in the distance was that of Anna Trowsley Dunnell the recipiant of the watercolor.


The porch on the left is that of RSW's uncle Bert Wells where young Robert spent many of his early life summers. The house in the distance is that of the Dunnell's. Mrs. Dunnell was the recepient of this water color gift from RSW

Provenance:

Handwritten note by Ernest Pike taped to the back

To the right, is a hand written note by Ernest P. Pike explaining the orgins and provenance of this unique piece. It's transcription goes as follows:


"This painting was done by (underlined) Robert Strong Woodward when he was a boy visiting his aunt and uncle, Bert & Tulla Wells who lived next door to my mother-in-law Anna Troweley Dunnell. He gave it to her at that time. In the 1940's she asked him to sign it. As you can see, he only initialed it, probably feeling it wasn't up to his present day standard of painting."


(signed) Ernest P. Pike


RSW's initials from the painting