Coastal Cliff with Distant Sailboats, Probably Manchester, Massachusetts Signed and dated "W.L. Metcalf- 1877-" l.r. Oil on canvas, 10 x 14 in. (25.0 x 35.5 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, scattered retouch primarily to sky, areas of fine craquelure.
Provenance: The estate of Richard Mellon Scaife, Pennsylvania. The proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit a Pennsylvania art institution.
N.B. This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being coordinated by Betty Krulik and the Willard Leroy Metcalf Catalogue Raisonné Project, Inc. A letter from Bety Krulik accompanies the lot. Estimate $40,000-60,000
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