William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase Letter
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jamie Dunn, July 2013

Biographical Note:

William Merritt Chase was born November 1, 1849, in Williamsburg (now Ninaveh), Indiana.  His parents were David and Sarah (Swaim) Chase.  Chase studied art in Indianapolis, New York City, St. Louis, and in several European countries.  He became known for his Impressionist portraits and landscapes, working in both oil paints and pastels.  In 1886, Chase married Alice Gerson, with whom he had eight children.  Chase died in 1916 in New York City.


Information found within collection
“Chase, William Merritt.”  National Gallery of Art.  Accessed July 3, 2013.  http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artist-info.1129.html#artist-info.1129.html?artistId=1129&pageNumber=1&_suid=1372863880266049961400829829977.
National Archives and Records Administration.  “1860, 1880, 1900, 1910 U.S. Census.”  Ancestry.  Accessed July 3, 2013.  www.ancestrylibrary.com.
“William Merritt Chase grave.”  Find a Grave.  Accessed July 3, 2013.  www.findagrave.com.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of a letter from Chase to Louis Prang, lithographer and art educator, concerning a portrait.  Chase had painted a portrait of Prang already in 1884.

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Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. 

12-4-1899 Letter from Chase to Louis Prang

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1899
Provenance:  Paul M. Keeser, unknown date
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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Collection Notes: 

MA BA 8-2-2013