William Merritt Chase customarily employed a conservative Impressionist manner in the landscapes he executed near his expansive home on eastern Long Island. In this example, the vital role of paper texture in pastel technique is dramatically apparent: the coarse paper surface catches and holds the colored particles, and exposed areas of the dark ground play a significant compositional role.
- Artist: William Merritt Chase, American, 1849-1916
- Medium: Pastel on commercially pre-primed canvas, with hand-applied gray ground, attached to a wooden strectcher
- Dates: ca. 1895
- Dimensions: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm) Framed: 29 3/8 x 32 3/8 in. (74.6 x 82.2 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left, in pastel: "Wm M. Chase"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor
- Accession Number: 19.96
- Credit Line: Gift of William A. Putnam
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916). Shinnecock Hills, ca. 1895. Pastel on commercially pre-primed canvas, with hand-applied gray ground, attached to a wooden strectcher, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William A. Putnam, 19.96
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)