At the Window
William Merritt Chase
Along with Robert Blum, William Merritt Chase was a founding member of The American Society of Painters in Pastel. In this evocatively backlit image of his young wife at a window, Chase employed the nuanced effects of layered and blended pastel touches to suggest her shadowed features. He used a more vigorous, sketchy hand in describing the lace accents edging her neckline and bodice.
Pastel on hand-applied gray ground, on commercially pre-printed canvas attached to a wooden stretcher
18 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. (46.7 x 27.6 cm)
frame: 27 5/8 × 20 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (70.2 × 51.4 × 7 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Wm M. Chase"
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Gift of Mrs. Henry Wolf, Austin M. Wolf, and Hamilton A. Wolf
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William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916). At the Window, ca. 1889. Pastel on hand-applied gray ground, on commercially pre-printed canvas attached to a wooden stretcher, 18 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. (46.7 x 27.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Wolf, Austin M. Wolf, and Hamilton A. Wolf, 33.28 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 33.28_reference_SL1.jpg)
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