Inscription

lower left: W. L. METCALF.

Provenance

Purchased before 1900 by Henry Keney Pomeroy [1854-1925], New York and Simsbury, Connecticut; by inheritance to his niece, Grace Hendrick Eustis Phillips [Mrs. Neill Phillips]; her husband, Admiral Neill Phillips, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1976 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1890
Twelfth Exhibition, Society of American Artists, New York, 1890, no. 128.
1893
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893, no. 523.
1900
Fine Arts Exhibit of the United States of America, Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900, no. 193, as Summer Twilight.
1901
Exhibition of Fine Arts, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901, no. 765.
1902
Seventy First Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1902, no. 322.
1982
Americans in Brittany and Normandy 1860-1910, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth; Phoenix Art Museum; National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983, no. 84.
1999
Paris 1900: 'The American School' at the Universal Exposition, Montclair Art Mus.; Mus. of Am. Art of the Penn. Acad. of the Fine Arts, Phil.; Columbus Mus. of Art; Elvehjem Mus. of Art, Univ. of Wisc., Madison, 1999-2001, no. 76, repro.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 198, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 140, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, 190, repro. 192.
1987
De Veer, Elizabeth, and Richard J. Boyle. Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of Willard L. Metcalf. New York, 1987: 44, 62, 63, 199, 200, 218.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 160, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 236, repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 8-10, color repro.
1999
Winter's Promise: Willard Metcalf in Cornish, New Hampshire 1909-1920. MacAdam, Barbara J. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 1999: 10-11, fig. 2.
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