• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)

    Well, I Should Not Murmur, For God Judges Best

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    William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)
    Well, I Should Not Murmur, For God Judges Best
    signed 'Wm.M. Chase.' (upper left)
    oil on panel
    13 x 8¼ in. (33 x 21 cm.)
    Painted circa 1890.


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Sale: Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, Ortgies and Co., Sale of Works by William M. Chase, New York, 6 March 1891, no. 50.
    Charles Pepper Hovey, Concord, Massachusetts, acquired from the above.
    Private collection, New York.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1979.


    Literature

    "The Society of American Artists Exhibition," Art Amateur, June 1890, p. 3.
    "Paintings and Pastels by Chase," New York Times, March 1, 1891, p. 12.
    R.G. Pisano, William Merritt Chase: Portraits in Oil, vol. 2, New Haven, Connecticut, 2006, p. 87, no. OP.169, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute, International Exposition, 1890, no. 36.
    New York, Society of American Artists, Annual Exhibition, 1890, no. 42.