From time to time, Christie's may offer a lot which it owns in whole or in part. This is such a lot.
Sale: Moore's Art Galleries, New York, Oil Paintings, Water Color Drawings and Pastels by Mr. William M. Chase, 2-3 March 1887, lot 22.
Senator Frederick Seymour Gibbs, New York, acquired from the above, 1887.
Estate of the above.
Sale: American Art Association, New York, Collection of Modern Paintings: The Private Collection formed by the late Frederick S. Gibbs, 24-26 February 1904, lot 60, sold by the above.
T.L. Hamilton, acquired from the above.
Private collection, by descent.
Private collection, Texas.
Christie's, New York, 29 November 2007, lot 58, sold by the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Brooklyn Museum, William Merritt Chase: Modern American Landscapes, 1886-1890, exhibition catalogue, Brooklyn, New York, 2000, p. 56, illustrated.
B. Weber, S.K. Gillespie, Chase Inside and Out: The Aesthetic Interiors of William Merritt Chase, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2004, p. 58, illustrated.
R.G. Pisano, William Merritt Chase: Portraits in Oil, vol. 2, New Haven, Connecticut, 2006, p. 72, no. OP.141, illustrated.
Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Art Club Gallery, Exhibition of Pictures, Studies and Sketches by Mr. Wm. M. Chase, November 13-December 4, 1886, no. 95.
New York, The Private Collection of Frederick S. Gibbs, 1899, p. 12, no. 75, illustrated (as The Pet Bird).