"Study of Clara Stephens, 1913"Dennis Bourdette
I am trying to locate Merritt's portrait of one of his student's, Clara Jane Stephens. The location of this portrait was listed as unknown in the 2007 book "William Merritt Chase: Portraits in oil"By Ronald G. Pisano, William Merritt Chase, D. Frederick Baker. It seems likely that it is in a private collectio. Stephens was one of Oregon's premier artists in the 1920s but is largely neglected now. Finding the portrait would help in re-establishing interest in Stephens. The portrait is signed by Chase and is inscribed "To my friend and pupil Clara Stephens" It reportedly has "Whitney Museum of American Art" on the verso. Any information would be much appreciated.
"Shinnecock Girl" by William Merritt ChaseSissy Coverdale-Williams
My family and I are interested in knowing where the original drawing by William Merritt Chase would be. The woman in the painting is my great-grandmother, who was a Shinnecock Indian of Southampton, Long Island, NY. It would have been drawn in the late 1800's during the time Mr. Chase and his family lived in Southampton on Long Island. It would be a dream come true to receive any information concerning this portrait.
I recently found an old oil on board, oval shaped, dark tonal landscape I believe to be an early Chase, the painting is oval 22" x 14" under hand cut glass, frame has rounded perimeter, chalkware covered with a bronze colored paint, back of cover board is very aged but I can make out writing in pencil, "Painted ???? Merritt, New York". Is this possibly his work, any idea how he signed early works?
William Merritt Chase Sabrina Coverdale-Curry
I am trying to find painting "Shinnecock Girl". I think it is in private collection. The girl is my great-grandmother. Anyone, please help.
William Merritt ChaseFrank Janney
I own an exquisite still life of a sparrow hawk by Chase, signed and dated 1869