Robert Blum Woodward was the owner of the What Cheer House in San Francisco. In 1866 it became Woodward's Gardens, a popular amusement park at Mission and 14th. He painted landscapes until his death in San Francisco in August 1879.
Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1875, 1879.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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