Stanley Wingate Woodward (1890 - 1970)
Stanley Wingate Woodward (1890 – 1970)
Painter, etcher, and illustrator Stanley Woodward was born in Malden, Massachusetts and studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He was primarily an illustrator for magazines such as Collier's, taught at several schools including the Ringling Art School in Sarasota, Florida, and wrote significant works on marine painting. He lived for many years in Rockport, Massachusetts. The distinctive natural beauty of the New England coast inspired his passion for nautical subjects, which comprise the majority of his work. He exhibited at major galleries including the National Academy of Design and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and died at Rockport.
The Old Spite House (Thomas Wood house, Marblehead, MA)
Etching, ca. 1940; edition not stated. Image size 5-7/8” x 8-13/16”; sheet size 9” x 11-3/8”. Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right-hand margin. It is said that Thomas Wood, angered by what he took to be the unequal division of his father's estate in favor of his older brothers, built this house, which still stands, near the foot of Orne Street just tall and wide enough to block their views of Marblehead harbor. A fine impression in near-fine overall condition. The original pencil drawing of The Old Spite House made by Stanley Woodward is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.