William Merritt Chase art links 


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William Merritt Chase: A Friendly Call (detail), 1895
Source: Artcyclopedia; photograph by Michael Weinberg


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William Merritt Chase

[American Impressionist Painter, 1849-1916]

• Relationships: Chase's many students included George Bellows, Georgia O'Keeffe, Rockwell Kent, Charles Sheeler, Dennis Miller Bunker, Lydia Field Emmet, Elizabeth Forbes, Edmund Greacen, Lilian Westcott Hale, Robert Onderdonk, Lawton Parker, Ethel Paxson, Irving Wiles, David Ericson, Blanche Lazzell, Louis Ritman, Leopold Seyffert, Frederic Grant and Charles Wrenn.
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    William Merritt Chase Works Online    
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Original works by William Merritt Chase available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteWilliam Merritt Chase at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
6 works online

Notable SiteWilliam Merritt Chase at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Lydia Field Emmet, ca.1892

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Artworks in the museum's collections database

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Mother and Child (The First Portrait), ca.1888

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Sunlight and Shadow, Shinnecock Hills, ca.1895

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
3 works from the Horowitz Collection

Notable SiteWilliam Merritt Chase at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
4 works online

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
2 works online

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Missouri
Venetian Balcony, 1913

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Idle Hours

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, New York   NEW!
The Connoisseur-The Studio Corner, ca.1881

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Rest by the Wayside, ca.1902

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Portrait of William John Curtis, 1915

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Connecticut
Carmencita, 1890
Young Girl, ca.1900

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
9 works online

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Tompkins Park, Brooklyn, 1887

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
2 works online

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
An English Cod, 1904

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
A new museum which, when we last checked, had not yet opened to the public
Portrait of Worthington Whittredge, ca.1890

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Portrait of Master Otis Barton and his Grandfather, 1903

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
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Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lydia Field Emmet, ca.1892

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Landscape, Near Coney Island, ca.1886

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Sunlight and Shadow, 1884

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
A Summer Day
Along the Canal

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Still Life with Ladle

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
The Patrician, 1875

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
4 works online

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Venice, 1877

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
Still Life with Fruit, 1871

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
The Bayberry Bush, ca.1895
The Blue Kimono (Girl in Blue Kimono), ca.1888

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
6 paintings

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philbrook Museum of Art, Oklahoma
The Blue Kimono

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania
My Palette

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
In the Studio, ca.1884

Richmond Art Museum, Indiana
Self-portrait: The Artist in his Studio

San Antonio Art League Museum, Texas
Duveneck in His Studio

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art, Georgia
Still Life with Gourd, ca.1890

Seattle Art Museum

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Mrs. Chase and Cosy

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

State Museums of Florence, Italy
Self-portrait, 1908

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia
(Click on the artwork title, not the thumbnail, to enlarge the image)

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
11 works online (click "Artwork by This Artist" to see the complete list)

The Huntington Library, California

The Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee
Still Life - Fish, ca.1910
(Note: Images are generally larger than displayed on the museum's web page. Here is a link to the jpg image.)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
(Click the "American 1700-1900" category, then see the work in the second row of thumbnails)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
The Wounded Poacher (The Veteran), 1878

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
A Spanish Girl (Portrait of Mrs. Chase in a Spanish Dress), 1879

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWilliam Merritt Chase at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteWilliam Merritt Chase at The Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Chase

Notable SiteWilliam Merritt Chase in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home  

California State University WorldImages Database  

William Merritt Chase at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Artnet Artist Works Catalogues  

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on William Merritt Chase  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"The Portraits of William Merritt Chase" (2007)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Young Girl on an Ocean Steamer, ca.1884

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Several works by William Merritt Chase online

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"A Painted Diary: The Landscapes of William Merritt Chase" (2009)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"William Merritt Chase: The Final Volume" (2010)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Fine Art as an Investment: William Merritt Chase" (.PDF file)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Painterly Controversy: William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri" (2007)

Resource Library Magazine
William Merritt Chase: Modern American Landscapes, 1886-1890

Resource Library Magazine
The Olive Grove, ca.1910

The New York Observer
"Stylish Premodern Chase, Coeval of the Avant-Garde", article by Hilton Kramer

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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William Marrett Chase: Modern American Landscapes


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