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Time Period:
Prior to 1928

Hiram Woodward Studio

Oil on Canvas


Landscapes & Views Gallery

25 x 30

Mr. E. B. Robinette



This painting is one of 3, possibly 4, versions of what we are now calling the "Winter: From the Studio Series." There is a Scrapbook story devoted to Woodward's possible mistake in his artwork diary that has caused us a great deal of fits and confusion.

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Featured Artwork: Winter: Scene from the studio window

Winter (25 x 30)

Unfortunately this is the only image we have of this piece taken from the Springfield Sunday Union and Republican newspaper, May 13, 1928

RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted prior to 1928. A canvas of the winter view of mountain, slope and group of trees (dominated by a tall winter cherry tree) across the road from my 2nd studio that burned. Bought around 1927-8 by Mr. E. B. Robinette of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, and now owned by his widow. Mr. Robinette was a very distinguished man, a close friend of Herbert Hoover and his head secretary during Mr. Hoover's First World War Relief Project"

"Mrs. E. B. Robinette, 12 East Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA, owns a 25 x 30 winter view from my north window at the old place (Hiram Woodward studio) which burned."


There needs to be a clarification regarding the name to this specific artwork. Woodward listed it as named simply "Winter" in his diary comments. It was also listed as simply "Winter" in the J.H. Miller Galleries, 1928 exhibition program and in Jeanette Matthews article below, however, the picture above is from Springfield Sunday Union and Republician is captioned as Winter-Scene from the studio window. This is NOT completely unprecedented by Woodward. He used a "subtitle" in another painting around the same time he named The Window: Still life and winter scene. For me, the most compelling arguement that this piece was subtitled is drawn from this question... Then how in the world did the newspaper KNOW the painting was from his studio window? The second most compelling arguement is that Woodward used similar names for the other versions of the same scene he painted. But simply for arguement's sake and our sanity here at the website, we will continue to refer to this painting using the subtitle to differentiate it from 9 other similarly named but different works of art. To read more regarding this issue, Woodward's dairy, and his seemingly intermitten use of painting names for various different versions please click on the link below...

Additional Notes

J.H. Miller Article April, 1928
Clipping of the article reviewing the
J.H. Miller Galleries Exhibition

Right: Springfield Union, April 1928, by Jeanette Matthews

This piece was exhibited at the 1928 J. H. Miller Co. Galleries Exhibition along with 37 other paintings and chalk drawings. Click on the article to the right to see the full article.

This is the same painting as the one listed as Winter. There is also an "Unnamed" page. It is not clear to the administrators of the website if there are 3 separate paintings or they are all simply the same painting. Furthermore, it is very possible that Winter From the Studio Door is equally similar.

Currently (Feb. 2016) the website staff cannot find another exhibition where Winter has appeared. However, Winter From the Studio Door did appear at the Myles Standish Gallery in 1931. Finally, we could not find any exhibition where Winter From the Studio Window appeared despite documentation noting it.

Below Left: Is a scan of Winter From The Studio Window from what is believed to be an invitation and Below Right: Is reportedly a picture of the painting taken before it was hung at an exhibition.