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    WILLARD LEROY METCALF (American, 1858-1925)
    Woman in a Field, 1878
    Oil on canvas
    14 x 17 inches (35.6 x 43.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: W. L. Metcalf 1878

    PROVENANCE:
    Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, 1970s;
    Mrs. Cramer, Virginia, purchased from the above, 1978;
    Private collection.

    This early work by Metcalf predates his period of study in France. It is similar in handling to his 1877 painting on board entitled "Cloudy Day, York Beach" (6-1/4 x 10-1/2 inches, collection of Molly Armstrong), reproduced in Elizabeth de Veer and Richard Boyle, Sunlight and Shadow. The Life and Art of Willard Metcalf, fig. 8.

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



    Condition Report*: Re-lined canvas; scattered in-painting along the frame edges; scattered in-painting in the sky area, most notable nin the middle of the painting where the sky meets the grass area; scattered points of in-painting around little girl and in the grass areas; otherwise in very good condition commensurate with age. Framed Dimensions 20 X 33 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    8th Tuesday
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