20 November 2002
WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE (1849-1916)
Portrait of Hope
signed 'Wm. M. Chase' (lower left)
oil on canvas
25½ x 21 in. (64.8 x 53.3 cm.)
John Braun, Merion, Pennsylvania, circa 1947.
Connoisseur Gallery, Carmel, California.
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Wilbur Peat, John Herron Art Museum, Chase Centennial Exhibition Catalogue, Checklist of Known Work by William M. Chase, Indianapolis, Indiana, November-December 1949, on checklist
A letter from Ronald G. Pisano dated December 2, 1988 accompanies the lot.
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