Lot 1075

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Ellsworth Woodward (American/New Orleans, 1861-1939), "Courtyard Scene, probably the Saint William's College Courtyard, York, England," watercolor, signed lower right, sight 14 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in.

  • Note: Ellsworth Woodward, Professor of Art at Newcomb College, was known for his summer travels in the United States and abroad. Woodward would often sketch the local scenery during his trips around the world; drawings and paintings by him from Germany, Italy, England, and Mexico are found throughout his oeuvre. Saint William's College in York was built beginning in 1465 and would have been open to tourists in the late 19th century, around the time of Woodward's trips to Europe. It is interesting to note the palette that Woodward chose for this painting. The col-lege itself is a medieval building with white walls and inlaid brown beams. It is significant that Woodward changed these colors to soft pinks and greens, making the courtyard's architecture seem more Spanish, and similar to the French Quarter courtyards that he so often painted.

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