26 May 1999
Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925)
Buds and Blossoms
signed and dated 'W.L. Metcalf '07' (lower left)--inscribed with title on a piece of the original stretcher attached to the new stretcher
oil on canvas
26 x 29 in. (66 x 73.6 cm.)
Mr. and Mrs. J. Randolph Updyke.
Sotheby's, New York, May 27, 1992, lot 76.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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E. de Veer and R.J. Boyle, Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of Willard L. Metcalf, New York, 1987, p. 82, illustrated (as Birds and Blossoms)
This work will be included in the forthcoming Willard L. Metcalf catalogue raisonn authored by Dr. Bruce Chambers, Ira Spanierman, Dr. William H. Gerdts and Elizabeth de Veer.
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