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: Gift of Ada and William Preston Harrison

P.940.40

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

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

Exhibition History

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

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.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

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

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

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

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, October 1, 2003-May 8, 2007.

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, September 16, 1999-April 21, 2003.

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

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

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.

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.

Publication History

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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