Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 449 (Sale info: $800.00).
"b. Montpelier, Vermont, 1823. Painted portraits there until 1857, when he entered the studio of Chester Harding, Boston, soon afterward going to Paris (where he opened a studio), and visiting Switzerland and Italy. Studied for a time in Florence and Rome, and afterward in London. Returned to America, 1860. Painted portraits in Louisville, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., until 1867, when he settled in New York. First exhibited, National Academy, New York, 1858. Elected member of the Academy 1871. President of the American Water-Color Society from 1878 to the present time. Vice-president of the National Academy since 1879. Member of the American Water-Color Society, New York Etching Club, and American Art Union. Honorary member of the British Society of Painter-Etchers. " As a colorist, wood is forcible, and as a delineator of character he never accepts the ideal, but goes direct to nature for his models. In the composition of his pictures every thing is clearly drawn, and he secures attention by the directness of his story. - Art Journal. " A daughter of Eve. A picture by T.W. Wood, 'A daughter of Eve,' is probably the best work every painted by the artist. It is one of the genre creations for which Mr. Wood is so famous. A ragged little girl with a bundle of newspapers under her arms holds up an apple for her boot-black companion to bite. The picture is eminently characteristic of New York, is bright, full of animation, is well drawn and charmingly painted. - Louisville Courier-Journal." [P. 86.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: Member National Academy of Design; American Water Color Society (New York); New York Etching Club; A.A.U.; B.S.P.E.