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Studio Interior

William Merritt Chase

American Art

Richly patterned textiles, framed artworks, and ornamental objects once decorated William Merritt Chase’s famed Tenth Street studio in New York, which doubled as a social space where the artist cultivated and promoted his artistic persona. An avid collector, Chase embedded himself in an international network of artists and displayed his lavish, cosmopolitan tastes in both his studio and his paintings of its eclectic and densely appointed interiors. Among his best-known works, Chase’s studio scenes are a form of self-portraiture that signal his ambition and growing professional status in New York’s artistic circles.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES ca. 1882
DIMENSIONS 28 1/16 x 40 1/8 in. (71.2 x 101.9 cm) frame: 3 1/4 x 38 1/2 x 50 3/8 in. (8.3 x 97.8 x 128 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "Wm M Chase"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Carll H. de Silver in memory of her husband
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