51.4 cm. x 36.3 cm.
CNE Association (permanent loan to ACT 1922-65)
Art Gallery of Ontario
- 1921/22, 43rd Royal Canadian Academy (R.C.A.), 76;
- 1922, Canadian National Exhibition, 254;
- 1924, London, British Empire Exhibition, 105;
- 1927, Paris, Jeu de Paume, Exposition d'Art Canadien, 93;
- 1935, Art Gallery of Toronto, Summer , 88;
- 1935, Art Gallery of Toronto, Loan Exhibition, 239, illus. colour;
- 1947, Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A), 163;
- 1975/76/ Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Fifty Years - Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC)
- Lismer wrote of this painting in his Canadian Picture Study: 'in Woodland Interior' we see Jefferys as an artist of grace and charm. A little landscape suffused with quiet sunlight, it is a water colour painted with delicate sensitiveness and consummate skill. Our Ontario woodland is shown with its carpet of undergrowth, moss-covered boulders, grey trunks of the trees and delicately formed saplings and the golden glow of flickering light amid the autumn foliage. Although it is complete and finished in detail, it is broad and expansive, and the design simple and dignified.'
- The critic of The Rochdale Observer (England) described it as 'a study in flickering light amid a forest of tall stems which supply a steady rhythm to the running accompaniment of dappled colour.'
“Progress of Canadian art splendidly demonstrated at annual Academy show…” In Montreal Gazette, Nov. 18, 1921, p. 13. Illus. “There is a tender glow and warmth to ‘Woodland Interior,’ by C.w. Jefferys, in which the reflected sunlight from autumn leaves fills the atmosphere.”
“Exhibition purchases gallery canvases.” In Toronto Star, Sept. 11, 1922, p. 1.
“The following is a partial list of the new pictures acquired by the Canadian National Exhibition from the collection which was on view this year at the Exhibition.” “’Woodland Interior’, by Chas. W. Jefferys of Toronto, associate member Royal Canadian Academy. A charming bit of interior woodland scene with autumn sunshine sifting through the leaves.”
- Robson, Albert H. Canadian landscape painters. Toronto, Ryerson, 1932. 227 p. Illus. p. 123 - “Woodland interior” “Mr. Jefferys has handled this subject in a masterly way. While conveys the impression of infinite detail it is painted in clear crisp transparent washes of delicate colour.”
- Jefferys, C.W. Letter to Lawrence Baldwin, dated York Mills, August 16, 1937. 3 pages. Handwritten. Apparently answering a query from Baldwin [1891-1968, architect, Temporary Curator Art Gallery of Toronto, 1932-] regarding commercial use of “Woodland Interior” by a lumber company for a calendar.
- Colgate, William. C.W. Jefferys. Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1945. 42 p. Illus.
- Art Gallery of Ontario: the Canadian collection. Toronto, McGraw-Hill, 603 p. Illus. 1970
Lives and Works of the Canadian Artists: Charles W. Jefferys, 1869-1951. Toronto, Dundurn Press, 197? folder. Illus.
“Journeys Northward: 1914-1936.” In Northward Journal, no. 20, 1981, p. 40-47. Illus.
Robert Stacey, C.W. Jefferys (Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada,1985);
- Gibson, Nancy. “C.W. Jefferys: The Artist as Historian.” In The Beaver, Dec. 1990/Jan. 1991, p.6-16. Illus.