At the Window
Along with Robert Blum, William Merritt Chase was a founding member of The American Society of Painters in Pastel. In this evocatively backlit image of his young wife at a window, Chase employed the nuanced effects of layered and blended pastel touches to suggest her shadowed features. He used a more vigorous, sketchy hand in describing the lace accents edging her neckline and bodice.
- Artist: William Merritt Chase, American, 1849-1916
- Medium: Pastel on hand-applied gray ground, on commercially pre-printed canvas attached to a wooden stretcher
- Dates: ca. 1889
- Dimensions: 18 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. (46.7 x 27.6 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right: "Wm M. Chase"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 33.28
- Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry Wolf, Austin M. Wolf, and Hamilton A. Wolf
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916). At the Window, ca. 1889. Pastel on hand-applied gray ground, on commercially pre-printed canvas attached to a wooden stretcher, 18 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. (46.7 x 27.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Wolf, Austin M. Wolf, and Hamilton A. Wolf, 33.28
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)