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Time Period:
Prior to 1952

Charlemont Road
Buckland, MA

Oil on Canvas



24 X 36

Deerfield Valley Artist Assoc.,1952
    > Award: Best Oil Painting

Ada Small Moore



"DVAA Members Vote Best Oil Prize to Woodward ... Maple Guardians ..." Recorder Gazette

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Featured Artwork: Maple Guardians

RSW's Diary Comments


A close up of RSW's signature from lower left corner.

Comments on the back of a sepia print:

"Rich summer greens, spotted with sunlight against opal blue mountain-side. Gray-violet roadway. Tree trunks dull rose and violet. Left foreground colorful weeds and grasses."

Additional Notes

Mrs. Ada Small Moore
Mrs. Ada Small Moore
Woodward sponsor & patron-saint

Recorder Gazette

"DVAA Members Vote Best Oil Prize to Woodward. Members vote on the opening n ight, the best oil painting, Robert Strong Woodward's Maple Guardians ..."

This painting was made from Charlemont Road looking toward the Mary Lyon Church in Buckland Center, Mass.

Ada S. Moore is the original owner of this painting. However, we cannot honestly say whether she ever purchased a painting from Woodward or if he sent them to her as gifts. You see, Mrs. Moore is one of the wealthiest women in the country, if not the world, and she had sponsored Woodward healthcare since the mid- 1920s paying for his nurse, attendant/handymen who aided him, as well as buying his cars, such as the 1936 Packard Phaeton Touring car. She would pass in 1955, two years before Woodward and she would leave a trust to continue her sponsorship after her death. Woodward's debt to her is immeasurable and we do not see him taking any more money from him. At the same time, we also cannot see Mrs. Moore permitting such a thing and she probably insisted in paying whatever the asking price. It your gust who won that battle.