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Old Homestead Connecticut

Artist
Willard Leroy Metcalf, American, 1858–1925
Date
c.1914
Material
Oil on canvas
Made in
Hadlyme, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Depicts
Hadlyme, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 335
Dimensions
26 x 29 in. (66 x 73.7 cm)
framed: 35 3/4 x 38 3/4 in. (90.8 x 98.4 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
253:1915
NOTES
Cool, bright moonlight bathes the Selden homestead, built before the Revolutionary War (1775–1783). The large tree—as old as the house—casts its long shadow over the buildings, as the stars in the clear sky twinkle through its wide, protective branches. The homestead is located in Hadlyme, Connecticut, only 10 miles from where Willard Metcalf spent his summers painting as a member of the well known art colony in Old Lyme.
- 1915
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY [1]

1915 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from M. Knoedler & Co. [2]


Notes:
[1] The artist's cash book mentions the 1915 sale from M. Knoedler & Co. to the Saint Louis Art Museum, perhaps indicating that the artist had consigned the work to Knoedler [p. 29 of artist's cash book, per catalog entry by Metcalf scholar Elizabeth G. de Veer, copy SLAM document files].

[2] Invoice from M. Knoedler & Co. dated October 2, 1915 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, November 17, 1915.
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