WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE
1849 - 1916
LADY AT THE WINDOW (PORTRAIT STUDY OF MME E. H. BENSEL)
inscribed Wm Chase (lower center)
oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Painted circa 1912.
The canvas is wax lined and the edges have been trimmed. There is surface cracking throughout. Under UV: there is some inpainting to surface cracking but the work is difficult to read due to an opaque varnish.
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Estate of the artist
Newhouse Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri
Private collection (sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 23, 1991, lot 40)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Ronald G. Pisano, William Merritt Chase: Portraits in Oil; The Complete Catalogue of Known and Documented Work by William Merritt Chase, New Haven, Connecticut, 2006, vol. II, no. OP.539, illustrated p. 255