Sunset at Grez

1885

Willard Leroy Metcalf, American, b. Lowell, Massachusetts, 1858–1925

Oil on canvas, 34 × 43 5/8 in. (86.2 × 110.6 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.200

Provenance:
The Home for Aged Women, Boston, to June 1964
Vose Galleries of Boston, June 1964-10 August 1966
Christopher Huntington, Mount Vernon, Maine, 10 August 1966
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, to 26 June 1967
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 26 June 1967-6 March 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 Sepbember 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, D.C. "Post Impressionism: Cross Currents in European and American Painting," 25 May - 1 September 1980.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "The Quest for Unity: American Art Between World's Fairs, 1876-1893," 22 August - 30 October 1983, no. 151, ill.
COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Waterville, Maine. "Americans in Paris," 1 August-22 October 1990, no. 25, ill. pp. 20, 61.
VICE PRESIDENT'S RESIDENCE, Washington, D.C. extended loan, 1 May 1994-1 May 1995.
JAPANESE ASSOCIATION OF ART MUSEUMS AND POLA ART FOUNDATION, "The Painters in Grez-sur-Loing," cat. no. 064, colorpl. p. 136. TOUR: YAMANASHI PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART, Yamanashi, 21 October-26 November 2000; FUCHU CITY MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo, 2 December 2000-21 January 2001; OTANI MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM, Nishinomiya, 27 January-4 March; NARIWA MUSEUM, Okayama, 10 March-15 April; SAKURA CITY MUSEUM OF ART, Chiba, 28 April-3 June.
OKLAHOMA CITY MUSEUM OF ART, OK. "Americans in Paris: 1850-1910," 28 August - 30 November 2003.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, ed. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 722, fig. 113.
GERDTS, WILLIAM H. American Impressionism (New York: Abbeville Press, 1984), no. 43, ill.
DE VEER, ELIZABETH and RICHARD J. BOYLE. Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of Willard L. Metcalf (New York: Abbeville Press, 1987), fig. 221, p. 191.
MARTIN, JANE, et al. L'Art des Etats-Unis (Paris: Citadelles & Mazenod, 1992), no. 537, ill, pp. 547, 614.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Impressionism