Portrait of Alice Gerson, ca. 1883

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916)
Oil on panel
9⅛ x 6¼ inches
Signed lower left: Chase.


Jamie M. Martin

Private collection, Florida, by descent from above

[With] Betty Krulik Fine Art, New York, New York

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired directly from above


Ronald G. Pisano, The Complete Catalogue of Known and Documented Work by William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), vol. 2, William Merritt Chase: Portraits in Oil (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), 280, OP.599. (Note: the catalogue raisonné incorrectly lists the dimensions as 15½ x 13 inches)

Related Works

Mrs. William Merritt Chase, ca. 1890, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

Portrait of Mrs. C. (Mrs. William M. Chase), ca. 1895, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches; Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Note: William Merritt Chase created many portraits and figure studies of a young Alice Gerson (1866–1927). Her father ran a lithography firm in New York, and Alice became a favorite model for Chase, along with her two sisters. Alice and Chase later married, and he continued painting her portrait throughout their marriage, often with their children.

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