October Morning: Deerfield, Mass

Artist: Willard Metcalf (1858-1925)
Historical period(s)
Oil on canvas
H x W: 66.1 x 73.8 cm (26 x 29 1/16 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Oil painting

autumn, church, morning, United States

From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925), Waterford, CT, and New York, NY, in 1918 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]


[1] Purchased from the artist on July 18, 1918. See Voucher No. 19, July 1918, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Willard Metcalf (C.L. Freer source) 1858-1925

Published References
  • Joseph S. Czestochowski. The American Landscape Tradition: A Study and Gallery of Paintings., 1st ed. New York. fig. 156.
  • Capolavori nei secoli: Enciclopedia di tutte i popoli in tutti i tempi. 12 vols., Milan, 1961 - 1964. cat. 124, vol. 10: p. 200.
  • unknown title. Washington, May 3, 1925. .
  • Wolfgang Born. American Landscape Painting: An Interpretation. New Haven. fig. 126.
  • Elizabeth de Veer, Richard J. Boyle. Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of Willard L. Metcalf., 1st ed. New York. pp. 123, 125, 239, 263, fig. 282.
  • Julia B. Rosenbaum. Visions of Belonging: New England Art and the Making of American Identity. Ithaca, New York. p. 142, fig. 55.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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