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Willard Leroy Metcalf sketchbooks, 1879-1882

Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1858-1925

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 4 Volumes, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Four sketchbooks representing Metcalf's early sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Donated 1963 by IBM, who acquired the sketchbooks along with a painting they purchased for their company collection.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D105 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Willard Leroy Metcalf sketchbooks, 1879-1882. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.