"Robert Strong Woodward's mountain laurel picture of upland sunshine and blossom, overlooking a delectable valley, with glimpses of red roof, blue water and purple distance as factors of a charming scene, shows a facile brush that is not only close but very true to nature in one of his most colorful moods."
"The picture he is now showing here is a hillside in the Shelburne hills, in full bloom with laurels. The treatment is free and liberal, a vivid impression, and the atmosphere is fresh and inspiring. Such rare newcomers should receive a hearty welcome."
One of Woodward's earliest paintings and one of the few that was not... an atmospheric, dark moonlit wooded scene from behind his Redgate studio. Also note, his brush style was still in the impasto technique.
This piece was sold by Newman Galleries in 2006 and was housed in Pennsylvania. In 2017, it was sold again from Briggs Auction House in Pennsylvania for $7000.00 and has returned to New England.