“Painted in fall of 1929. A painting made of a giant old maple tree (shaped like an oak) in brilliant foliage on back road from Ashfield to Conway near Pine Hill where Archibald MacLeish lives. Sold to Mrs. Henry P. Everett, the prominent collector of Cleveland, Ohio, and Pasadena, California. At her death, in the late 30’s it was willed to the permanent collection of the San Diego Art Museum in San Diego, California.”
“October Gold by Robert Strong Woodward, showing an oak tree by the roadside in the hills, in Autumn, is one of the most vital pictures in the exhibition --- a vigorous presentation." (Jordan Marsh Exhibition March, 1930)
This painting was purchased at a Mystic Ct. auction and is currently privately owned.