William Merritt Chase (part of the Library of American Art Series)
Gallati, Barbara Dayer
Price: 4.50 USD
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1995. Red cloth with pinkish and color illus. dj. 143 pp. 44 color, 59 bw plates. A sumptuous volume on Chase. Well-illustrated and a pleasure to read. Contents as follows: I. "Eager to learn and susceptible to impression": Chase's early years -- II. Inaugurating a period of transition: a career is established -- III. "A fitting frame" for the artist: Chase's studio -- IV. "A special harmony": the painter's family portraits -- V. Intimate views of open spaces: Chase's landscapes -- VI. "An artist's triumph": aspects of Chase's career as a portrait painter -- VII. Still life: "a thoroughly sympathetic kind of painting" -- Epilogue: "the ideal of work well done" VG/VG As New.