William Merritt Chase (1849–1916)
Pulling for Shore, c. 1886
Oil on panel, 17 3/4 x 30 in.
Signed lower right: Wm. M. Chase
Provenance: [Moore’s Art Galleries, New York, Paintings by Mr. William M. Chase, March 2-3, 1887, lot 57]; Seward Webb; M. F. Henrotin, Honolulu, Hawaii; R. Rockefeller; Coe Kerr Gallery, New York; Richard York Gallery, New York; Time Warner, Inc.; private collection, until 2015
Exhibited: Boston, Massachusetts, Exhibition of Pictures, Studies and Sketches by Mr. William Merritt Chase of New York City, Under the Auspices of the American Art Association, November–December 1886, no. 64; Fondation de l’hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland, L’impressionisme américain: 1880–1915, June–October 2002, 76 (illustrated in catalogue, no. 16).
Literature: “The Chase Sale,” Art Amateur, April 1887, 98, 100; Ronald G. Pisano, William Merritt Chase: Landscapes in Oil – Volume 3, The Complete Catalogue of Known and Documented Work by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), 30, L.53 (illustrated).