you have a painting that you believe is by Robert Wood that you
would like to have authenticated or appraised, or sell, feel free to e-mail
Jeffrey Morseburg, the site's editor, with an image and all pertinent
infomation. This should include the size (measure the inside opening
of the frame from the back and provide the size with height preceding
width), condition, the painting's provenance (the ownership history
as you know it), the title (usually located on the reverse side
of the canvas or panel), and any other information that may shed
light on the painting's origins and history.
you have any information on Robert Wood's life or work that you
would like to share, please contact us. Assembling information on
an artist, like any form of history, is like creating a mosaic -
a fairly complete picture is pieced together from hundreds of colorful
bits of information. While we have gathered together a great deal
of information on Wood's life and career, additional pieces can
help us to confirm assumptions that we have made from the sketchy
data that we have from some periods of his life. For example, the
dates on authentic Robert Woods are very important to us. Like many
artists, Wood dated relatively few of his paintings. Both dealers
and the print publishers discouraged this practice as it could make
a painting seem "stale" if it didn't sell immediately.
A date on a painting helps us to track Wood's extensive travels
and to confirm exactly when he was painting particular subjects.
The reverse side of a painting can also be full of clues. It may
have a dealer's or gallery's stamp, the invoice date indicating
when the frame was made, or, in many cases, an inscription from
the artist. So, if you have information that you would like to share
with us, please contact us at the above e-mail address or phone
number. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.