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Time Period:
Prior to May 1931


Oil on Canvas


Window Picture

36 x 42





This painting is one of 3, possibly 4, versions of what we are now calling the "Winter: From the Studio Series." There is a Scrapbook story devoted to Woodward's possible mistake in his artwork diary that has caused us a great deal of fits and confusion.

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Featured Artwork: Winter: From the studio door

Unnamed: Winter from the Studio Door
The above image is currently named Unnamed: Winter from the Studio Door
because we have not yet confirmed its name
Click here for a high resolution image of painting

RSW's Diary Comments

The following diary comments are taken from Winter: Scene from studio window.

"Painted prior to 1928. A canvas of the winter view of mountain, slope and group of trees (dominated by a tall winter cherry tree) across the road from my 2nd studio that burned. Bought around 1927-8 by Mr. E. B. Robinette of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, and now owned by his widow. Mr. Robinette was a very distinguished man, a close friend of Herbert Hoover and his head secretary during Mr. Hoover's First World War Relief Project"

"Mrs. E. B. Robinette, 12 East Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA, owns a 25 x 30 winter view from my north window at the old place (Hiram Woodward studio) which burned."

Additional Notes

This is the same painting as the one listed as Winter.

J.H. Miller Article April, 1928
Clipping of the article reviewing the
J.H. Miller Galleries Exhibition

Right: Springfield Union, April 1928, by Jeanette Matthews

This piece was exhibited at the 1928 J. H. Miller Co. Galleries Exhibition along with 37 other paintings and chalk drawings. Click on the article to the right to see the full article.

This is the same painting as the one listed as Winter. There is also an "Unnamed" page. It is not clear to the administrators of the website if there are 3 separate paintings or they are all simply the same painting. Furthermore, it is very possible that Winter From the Studio Door is equally similar.

Currently (Feb. 2016) the website staff cannot find another exhibition where Winter has appeared. However, Winter From the Studio Door did appear at the Myles Standish Gallery in 1931. Finally, we could not find any exhibition where Winter From the Studio Window appeared despite documentation noting it.

Below Left: Is a scan of Winter From The Studio Window from what is believed to be an invitation and Below Right: Is reportedly a picture of the painting taken before it was hung at an exhibition.

Painting in frame from an exhibit
Painting in frame from an exhibit
Courteous of Myles Standish, clipping
Courteous of Myles Standish, clipping