DescriptionWILLIAM MERRITT CHASE (American, 1849-1916)
Lady in a White Blouse, 1912
Oil on canvas
25-5/8 x 21-1/4 inches (65.1 x 54.0 cm)
Signed lower left: Wm. M. Chase
Signed, dated and inscribed verso: Madame / Painted by / Wm. M. Chase / Bruges 1912
Eckert Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana & Naples, Florida.
R. Pisano, William Merritt Chase: Portraits in Oil, vol. 2, New Haven, Connecticut, 2006, p. 256, no. OP.542, illustrated.
Unlined canvas; faint craquelure; stable surface; light stretcher creases along top, left and right edges and through center of composition, particularly visible under raking light; minor dent with no paint loss or tearing in upper left corner; under UV exam, there appears to be minor inpainting along lower left and right extreme edges to address frame wear, two small lines of inpainting in upper left corner, multiple tiny flecks of inpainting in negative space, and scattered dots of possible crack-fill inpainting in lit portion of figure's face, her hair and her neck, but professional varnish layer makes painting surface difficult to read. Framed Dimensions 36 X 31.5 Inches
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