(American 1869-1944 )
Portrait of a Woman in White
Oil-on-canvas, signed upper left
and inscribed “Painted in Boston 1890”
on the stretcher
Painting: 29” x 21 ½”
Frame: 37 ½” x 30”
Chase was a portrait and still life painter, born in Boston, the daughter of artist Joseph Foxcroft Cole. As a child, she was used as a model by Winslow Homer. She studied with Edmund Tarbell and Frank Benson at the Boston Museum School of Art and at the Académie Julian in Paris with J.P. Laurens and Carolus-Duran. Chase exhibited extensively including at the Boston Art Club, the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (silver medal) and the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, the Corcoran Gallery (1907-1914, 1922), as well as having numerous solo exhibitions. From 1899-1924 Chase showed works in 14 annual exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.