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Time Period:

Old Studio

Oil on Canvas

Still Life

Still Life

25 x 30

Grand Central Galleries, 1931, '32
Myles Standish Gallery, 1929
the Gardner Home, 1929
Amherst Coll. Jones Library, 1932
Williston Academy, 1932
Northfield Seminary, 1933
Vose Galleries (Boston), 1938




"The doll belonged to my grandmother Woodward and to Aunt Tella." RSW

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Featured Artwork: Cora and the Amaryllis

RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted around 1932. Made in the old studio which burnt. The doll belonged to my grandmother Woodward and to Aunt Tella."

Comments on the back of a sepia print:

"Coral red amaryllis in dull green pot. Old bisque doll ("Cora") belonging to my great aunt, in faded purple silk dress."

Additional Notes

"A quaint old doll in faded purple silk leaning against the pot of an amaryllis lily in bloom, all against a background of many books."

From Woodward's 1932 personal diary:

"February 5, 1932: Started new canvas of 'Cora and the Amaryllis', painting all day."

The painting 'Cora and the Amaryllis' first appears in three exhibitions in 1931 and so for him to say he is starting a "new canvas" in February of 1932 suggest there are two versions of the painting.

Woodward painted all of his "still life" paintings between 1928 and 1932. There are only 8 true still lifes, along with a number of interiors of the Keach home and a number of sugar house interiors. He painted te "new" Cora painting right after finishing My Grandmother's Lamp which was sent to the National Academy of Design's annual Spring exhibition.