Quick Reference

Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
Heath pasture house on Burnt Hill

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Beech Tree, Pastures

Size:
25 x 30

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

This artwork was originally unnamed and unsigned.

Related Links

Featured Artwork: The Beech Tree

RSW's Diary Comments

None.



Additional Notes

A picture of Mark Purinton and his wife Barbara sitting under the painting The Beech Tree

This painting of the Heath Pasture Beech Tree for a number of years was stored in the Southwick Studio frame room and labeled as "unfinished" and it was not named. When Mark Purinton married and moved to Boston to enter Tufts Medical School, RSW brought this painting to Boston and gave it to the newlyweds to hang in their apartment on Newbury Street. Mark carried RSW to the fourth floor apartment to see that it was hung properly. At this time, he signed the painting, "Robert S. Woodward." This was not his usual signature. the painting stayed with the newlyweds throughout medical school days, internship and residency days and when they entered practice in Buckland it hung in a prominent place in their home at the Southwick. It remains in the family.


A close up of the famous beech tree from Heath Horizon. Check out the high resolution CLICK HERE

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