Willard Leroy Metcalf papers, 1876-1925.

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Willard Leroy Metcalf papers, 1876-1925.

23 letters between Metcalf and Charles L. Freer, 1917-1919, discussing prospective purchases of Metcalf's work for the Freer Collection, and 2 personal letters to Florence Griswold, 1905-06. Also included are a diary for 1876, recording the progress of some of his paintings, detailing sketching trips around Boston and Vermont, and noting daily expenses; sketchbooks, 1885, 1905, 1913-14; photographs of his murals and paintings; snapshots of his friends and himself; and a scrapbook of clippings, 1905-1925.

150 items (on partial microfilm reel)

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Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1858-1925

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Landscape painter, illustrator; New York City. Born 1858. Died 1925. Willard Metcalf was one of a group known as The Ten American Painters. He worked in the Southwest U.S. painting Zuni Indians 1881-1883. He was associated with artists' colonies in Old Lyme, Conn., and Cornish, N.H. From the description of Willard Leroy Metcalf sketchbooks, 1879-1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 227189069 Painter, illustrator; Olde Lyme, Conn. and Cor...

Griswold, Florence, 1850-1937

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Resident of Old Lyme, Conn.; after the death of her mother in 1899 opened the family home to summer boarders and shortly thereafter it was discovered by Henry Ward Ranger who was looking for a place to paint; during the following years, Griswold's house served as a center for artists of the American Barbizon and Impressionist movements who came to Old Lyme, providing rooms and meals; in many cases, Griswold also served as agent for the artists. From the description of Florence Griswo...

Freer, Charles Lang, 1854-1919

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Epithet: American collector British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000301.0x000033 Manufacturer and art collector. From the description of Charles Lang Freer letter, 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450299 Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer G...