Quick Reference

Time Period:
Prior to Nov. 1931

Location:
Buckland, MA

Medium:
Chalk Drawing

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Roads & Streets

Size:
22 x 29


Purchased:
Unknown

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

"...although it has great charm of spring. Much of the cardboard shows thru; it is more sketchy than the others." RSW comments from the back of a photo.

Related Links

Featured Artwork: In May

RSW's Diary Comments

None.


Additional Notes

Handwritten comments by RSW on the back of a photograph: (below)

Transcription of note: "This is the most delicate of the four in execution and color and might not reproduce as well in color, although it has great charm of spring. Much of the cardboard shows thru; it is more sketchy than the others. Sky gray shot with pale yellow, mountain gray green and violet, road yellow, trees white and pale pink blossoms with yellow green foliage and roadside brush at right, yellow, pale green, orange and rose."

Handwritten Note in back of photo

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Below: is an image of a charcoal sketch of the above scene before RSW made the chalk drawing.
(Courtesy of the Robert Strong Woodward letters and papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.)


Handwritten Note in back of photo

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Exhibited at Myles Standish Galleries, Boston, Mass. May 13 through June 1, 1931, Valleyhead Sanitorium as well as, Deerfield Academy in 1932.


To the Right:

An article clipping from the New Hamphire Transcript regarding RSW's exhibition at the Deerfield Academy (1932)"In May" is not mentioned specifically but was one of the 10 'crayon drawing' noted (highlighted) at the end of the article.