Artist Willard Leroy Metcalf, American, 1858-1925
Title
  • Unfolding Buds
Date 1909
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 26 × 29 inches (66 × 73.7 cm)
Framed: 39 3/4 × 42 7/8 × 2 5/8 inches (101 × 108.9 × 6.7 cm)
Credit Line Detroit Museum of Art Purchase, Popular Subscription Fund
Accession Number 10.6
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W293, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower right corner: W. L. Metcalf 1909
Willard Leroy Metcalf;
transferred to The Montross Galleries.
1910-present, purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Fourth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists. Exh. cat., Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery. Buffalo, 1909, no. 111.

Burroughs, Clyde. “Another Picture Bought—‘Unfolding Buds’ by Willard L. Metcalf.” Bulletin of the DMA 4, 2 (April 1910): pp. 13-15.

“Metcalf at Montross’s.” American Art News 8, 13 (January 8, 1910): p. 6.

Burroughs, Clyde. “Pictures Loaned to Other Exhibitions.” Bulletin of the DMA 5,4 (October 1911): p. 44.

“Sixth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists at the Albright Art Gallery.” Academy Notes 6, 3 (July 1911): p. 88 (ill.).

Burroughs, Clyde. “Contemporary American Art: Williard L. Metcalf.” Bulletin of the DMA 7, 3 (July 1913): pp. 53-54 (ill.).

Fortune Magazine (1942).

DeVeer, Elizabeth and Richard Boyle. Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of Williard L. Metcalf. New York, 1967, p. 100 (ill.).

Boyle, Richard, Bruce W. Chambers, and William H. Gerdts. Willard Metcalf (1858-1925): Yankee Impressionist. Exh. cat., Spanierman Gallery. New York, 2003, p. 35.