Painted in 1919
"The rest of the paintings you saw were 25x30 and 27x30, the smallest size I paint. One called "October" represents a steep hillside clearing ablaze with autumn foliage on some few remaining trees, held together by the brooding blue haze of our October atmosphere. Smoke arises to the left from a faint fire of burning brush and piles of cord wood lie in the middle foreground. This picture is one of Mrs. Cutter's favorites."
"October was was exhibited has been sold to a museum."
October is one of 25 pieces of work to exhibit at Woodward's One-Man show at the Lyman Residence Exhibition,.
"......October is a powerfull bit of painting---rich in color contrast and typically New England in an almost undefinable way...." "How effectively he has placed that red tree in the picture entitled October."
This painting was purchased by Mrs. Henry Everett for her noted collection. At her death, it was willed to the Pasadena Art Museum, which sold it in 1963 to an unknown buyer. Thiis painting was made in 1919 and we are calling it #1
In the process of assembling all of the Woodward oil paintings for this website it was found that there were probably 3 which he titled "October". October (1944) is a 25 x 30.
The current owner graciously sent us an image (to the left) of October as it hangs in their home.