Woods first went to Venice in 1876 on the recommendation of his lifelong friend, Luke Fildes, and thenceforth most of his exhibited paintings are of a Venetian scenes. It was a fashionable place for an artist to work and Woods fell in with a cosmopolitan set, befriending the Americans Whistler and Sargent, whose innovative techniques had a powerful influence on his work. — Rupert Maas


The Maas Gallery. Exhibition catalogue. London, 2007.

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