“Painted about 1920. A large 40 x 50 upright made the year after I won the First Hallgarten Prize at the N.A.D. Made it to send to the annual Carnegie International Exhibition at Pittsburgh. It was accepted and hung in the show. A few years later it was bought by Mrs. Henry Everett, once of Cleveland, at the time of Pasadena. At the time of her death, I am not quite certain what became of it. The tall majestic woods conceived from ‘Redgate’ in the late gloaming with a rose sky running up to blue through the dark lacey branches.”
Below is an excerpt from a letter written by RSW in which he mentions this painting:
“Robert Strong Woodward’s Evening Silence wins high praise. Robert Strong Woodward, the Shelburne Falls artist has just had the honor of having one of his large paintings Evening Silence accepted and hung at the International Exhibition of Paintings……It is the exhibition of the most importance in the country. “
At the death of Mrs. Everett, this painting was willed to the Pasadena Art Museum, which sold it in 1970 to an unknown buyer.