The Spirit of America: The Wolf Family Collection

The Spirit of America: The Wolf Family Collection

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William Merritt Chase

In the Studio

Auction Closed

April 20, 12:24 AM GMT


2,500,000 - 3,500,000 USD

Lot Details


William Merritt Chase

1849 - 1916

In the Studio

signed Wm. M. Chase (lower left)

oil on canvas

29½ x 23½ in. (74.9 x 59.7 cm.)

Executed in 1892.

The artist

Doll and Richards Gallery, Boston

Private Collection, New England

Vose Galleries, Boston (acquired in 1970)

Edward Shein, Providence, Rhode Island (acquired in 1983)

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Altschul, New York

Davis & Langdale Co., New York

Wolf Family Collection No. 1078 (acquired from the above on October 25, 1993)

John Gilmer Speed, "An Artist's Summer Vacation," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1893, vol. 87, no. 517, p. 10

Exh. Cat., New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum; San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, William M. Hartnett, 1992, p. 304

Exh. Cat., New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum; Denver, Denver Art Museum; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885-1915, 1994, fig. 103, p. 115, illustrated

Barbara Dayer Gallati, William Merritt Chase, New York, 1995, pp. 118-19, illustrated

Antonia Losano, "Reading Women/Reading Pictures: Textual and Visual Reading in Charlotte Brontë’s Fiction and Nineteenth-Century Painting," in Reading Women, Toronto, 2005, p. 41

Kirstin Ringelberg, Redefining Gender in American Impressionist Studio Paintings: Work Place/Domestic Space, Burlington, Vermont, 2010, p. 48

Ronald G. Pisano, The Complete Catalogue of Known and Documented Work by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), vol. IV, New Haven, 2010, no. I.32, pp. 74, 104-05, illustrated

New York, Society of American Artists, Annual Exhibition, 1897, no. 60
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings by William M. Chase, 1897, no. 22
New York, National Academy of Design, Annual Exhibition, 1898, no. 211, illustrated
Seattle, University of Washington, Henry Art Gallery, A Leading Spirit in American Art: William Merritt Chase, 1849-1916, p. 112, illustrated
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art & Chicago, Terra Museum of American
Art, William Merritt Chase: Summers at Shinnecock 1891-1902, 1987-88, fig. 12, no. 17, pp. 48, 87, illustrated
New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., Chase Inside and Out: The Aesthetic Interiors of William Merritt Chase, 2004-05, pl. 31, p. 152, illustrated