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William Woodward (American/New Orleans, 1859-1939), "Spanish Cabildo and Stocks, New Orleans", Raffaelli oil crayon on board, signed lower right, titled lower left, pencil-signed and inscribed on the original framing back en verso, sight 13 1/2 in. x 9 in., attractively framed . Provenance: Descended in the family of the artist; private collection, New Orleans, LA. Note: In 1895, the historic Cabildo was in a state of decay and was slated for demolition. William Woodward, one of theearly proponents of preservation efforts in the Vieuz Carré, led a successful campaign to have the building preserved and restored. In 1911, the building became the home of the Louisiana State Museum. The stocks shown in this view of the Cabildo are no longer in existence. Reference: Please see p. 70 of William Woodward: American Impressionist by Robert Hinckley for a nearly identical view of the Spanish Cabildo and Stocks

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