The Lone Fisherman

William Merritt Chase, American, 1849 - 1916

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about 1892

Oil on panel

Panel: 15 × 11 7/8 in. (38.1 × 30.2 cm)

Frame: 24 × 20 3/4 in. (60.9 × 52.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ada and William Preston Harrison

P.940.40

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower left: WM [monogram] M. Chase

Exhibition History

William Merritt Chase: A Retrospective, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., June 4-September 11, 2016; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, October 9, 2016-January 16, 2017; Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia, Venice, Italy, February 11-May 28, 2017.

The New England Eye: Master American Paintings from New England School, College, & University Collections, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, September 9-November 4, 1983.

The Dartmouth College Collection: 19th & 20th Century Paintings, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art , Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 17-November 6, 1982.

Lasting Impressions, French and American Impressionism from New England Museums, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, September 25-November 27, 1988.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1999-April 21, 2003.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-February 14, 1999.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 1, 2003-May 8, 2007.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2, 2009-March 13, 2016.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 1990-June 22, 1997.

Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, Los Angeles, California, July 1-September 30, 1917.

American Viewpoints: Painting and Sculpture from the Hood Museum of Art, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California, May 5-August 31, 2003.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-August 16, 2020.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

America: The New World in 19th Century Painting, Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria, March 17-June 20, 1999.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1985, p. 118, no. 106.

Stephan Koja, ed., America: The New World in 19th-Century Painting, Munich, London, New York: Prestel Verlag, 1999, p. 254, 255, ill. pl. 113.

S. Lane Faison, Jr., The New England Eye: Master American Paintings from New England School, College & University Collections, Williamstown, Massachusetts: Williams College of Art, 1983, plate 40.

Ronald Pisano, William Merritt Chase: Landscapes in Oil, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, pp. 86-87, ill. p. 87, no. L.174.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 129, ill. plate no. 60.

Jean C. Harris, Steven Kern, Bill Stern, Lasting Impressions, French and American Impressionism from New England Museums, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts: Springfield Library and Museums Association for the Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, p. 48, no. 34.

Elsa Smithgall, Erica E. Hirshler, Katherine M. Bourguignon, Giovanna Ginex, and John Davis, Wlliam Merritt Chase: A Modern Master: Washington, DC: The Phillips Collection in association with New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016, 227 pp., color ill. p. 170, Plate 67.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 65, no. 44.

Barbara Dayer Gallati, William Merritt Chase, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1995, p. 80, ill.

American Viewpoints (brochure for exhibition), San Diego, California: Timken Museum of Art, May 9-August 31, 2003, 8 pp., checklist no. 12.

Provenance

The artist, New York , New York; sold to Ada Sanberg Harrison (1885-1947) and William Preston Harrison (1869-1940), Los Angeles, California, 1916; given to present collection, 1940.

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