Portrait of William Merritt Chase

(c. 1899)

Thomas Eakins, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1844–1916

Oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 20 in. (60.5 x 50.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.1486

Provenance:
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, to 1959

Exhibition History:
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, London. Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) and the Heart of American Life, 8 October 1993-23 January 1994.
BUCERIUS KUNST FORUM, Hamburg. "High Society: American Portraits of the Gilded Age," 7 June-31 August 2008, no. 19, p. 118, ill. p. 119.
PALAZZO STROZZI, Firenze, Italy. "Americans in Florence. Sargent and the American Impressionists," 2 March-15 July 2012.

Published References:
WESTHEIDER, ORTRUD, and MICHAEL PHILIPP. High Society. American Portraits of the Gilded Age (Hamburg: Bucerius Kunst Forum Publications, 2008), p. 118.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection