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Hillside Pastures—September

Artist:
Willard Metcalf (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1858–1925 New York)
Date:
1922
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
26 x 28 7/8 in. (66 x 73.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967
Accession Number:
67.187.134
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Painted only three years before Metcalf's death, this autumnal landscape depicts the hilly farmland around Springfield, Vermont. A late example of Metcalf's work in the Impressionist mode, it is brightly colored, with dry, broken brushstrokes which often expose the bare canvas. The artist was influenced by Impressionism as a result of his friendships with artists such as Childe Hassam and his membership in the Ten American Painters, a group consisting largely of Impressionist artists.
Signature: [at lower right]: W.L. METCALF. 1922
with Milch Galleries, New York, 1925; Hersey Egginton, Brooklyn and Garden City, New York, 1925–1947; with Milch Galleries, New York, 1947–1949; Adelaide Milton de Groot, New York, 1949–died 1967
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