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William Woodward (American/New Orleans, 1859-1939), "French Market, New Orleans", 1903, watercolor on paper laid down on board, titled lower left and inscribed "Jan.", signed and dated "Wm. Woodward, New Orleans 1903" on backing, 24 in. x 16 in.; accompanied by an envelope inscribed "This watercolor done by Mr. William Woodward circa 1900. It was property of my grandmother, Nannie Mather Bell" with typed "Bomar" return address, attractively matted and framed Provenance: Gift from the artist; descended in a Louisiana family. Note: The French Market was a favored theme of William Woodward. He depicted it in different media over several decades. A watercolor from 1891 in The Historic New Orleans Collection depicts an active scene with piles of cabbages and onions and a man at work cleaning cabbages in the right background. Seemingly the same man is shown in the 1903 painting offered here, but in a slightly different ocation of the market. This view depicts one of the gabled entries on the river side of the French Market and relates very closely to a Raffaelli oil crayon from 1904 in the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art. In that work, from a different angle, he shows the same woman with her red scarf and blue skirt, standing by a table piled with cabbages. The man is also shown, but at work on his horse carriage. Large watercolors by William Woodward are...
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June 30, 2012 10:00 AM CDT
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