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Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925)
Property from the Estate of Katherine Hurd
Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925)

On the River

Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925) On the River signed and dated 'W.L. Metcalf. 1903' (lower left)--signed again and inscribed with title (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 21¼ x 25½ in. (54 x 64.8 cm.)
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1907.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 18 October 1945, lot 86.
Babcock Galleries, New York, by 1949.
Katherine Vail Marsters, New York.
By descent to the present owner, 1977.
"Ten American Painters," American Art News, vol. IV, no. 23, March 17, 1906, p. 3.
Cincinnati Museum, Fourteenth Annual Exhibition of American Art, exhibition catalogue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1907, p. 9, no. 34.
E. de Veer, R.J. Boyle, Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of Willard L. Metcalf, New York, 1987, pp. 68, 89, 228, fig. 71, illustrated.
New York, Montross Gallery, The Ten American Painters, March 14-31, 1906.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Art Museum, Fourteenth Annual Exhibition of American Art, May 18-July 17, 1907, no. 34.
(Possibly) Boston, Massachusetts, St. Botolph Club, 1907.
Dayton, Ohio, Circulating Gallery of the Dayton Art Institute, 1949, on loan.

Lot Essay

The present work depicts the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, Connecticut, where Willard Metcalf spent the early summer of 1903.

This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works of Willard L. Metcalf by Ira Spanierman and Richard J. Boyle.

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