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Time Period:
Painted 1933.

Buckland, MA

Oil on Canvas



30 X 36


Bartlett Arkell for the
Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, NY



One of my most unusual and successful paintings... A most popular canvas!RSW

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RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted in 1933. Purinton Farm (now Leon Goodnow's) painted from back of old Strohecker House, (now Mr. Wise.) Largely exhibited as one of my outstanding canvases. Awarded 2nd Landscape Prize, at Albany Inst. of History and Fine Arts, 1937. Finally bought by Bartlett Arkell (owner of Beechnut Products) 15 West 10th Street New York City, for the Canajoharie N.Y. Museum. but I believe hung instead in his N. Y. business office."

Additional Notes

Boston Evening Transcript, Sept. 2, 1933

"...Robert Strong Woodward again shows the great understanding he has of the structure, one might almost call it the anatomy, of a landscape in his June Corn."

Boston Herald, Oct. 1, 1933

" .....Robert Strong Woodward deals with a difficult problem in his rows of June Corn, and produces an attractive, sunny composition."

A color print of this painting now hangs in a home in Florida.

A wealthy man purchased this farm which included the foreground field and the mountan behind and then, for tax purposes, demolished all the buildings and bulldozed them underground. The old Purinton Homestead is now gone forever.

"In 1936 Robert Strong Woodward incidentally discovered an image of this painting on the cover of Farm Journal which greatly disturbed him. The following letter was fired off to the Grand Central Art Gallery:"

Letter to Grand Central Galleries page 1 Letter to Grand Central Galleries page 2 Letter to Grand Central Galleries page 3 Letter to Grand Central Galleries page 4