William Merritt Chase (American, Williamsburg, Indiana 1849–1916 New York)
Oil on canvas
20 x 34 in. (50.8 x 86.4 cm)
Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967
Not on view
Beginning in 1891 Chase taught at a summer art school in Shinnecock, Long Island. The following year, he and his family moved into their new summer home, Shinnecock Hall, which had been designed and built by the well-known firm of McKim, Mead and White. Chase taught at the beach resort until 1902, conducting open-air classes for as many as a hundred students each summer. This work is characteristic of the outdoor scenes that Chase painted during the 1890s on Long Island beaches.
Signature: [at lower left]: Wm M. Chase; [at lower right, traces of previous signature]: Wm M.
Laird collection, Philadelphia, until 1943; sale, Samuel T. Freeman and Company, Philadelphia, April 19, 1943, no. 26; with Mr. Michelotti, New York, 1943; with M. Knoedler and Company, New York, 1943; with Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, 1943; Adelaide Milton de Groot, New York, 1943–died 1967