The Artist's Mother, Sarah Swaim Chase

Creation date
oil on canvas
20 x 16 in. 34 x 30 in. (framed)
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Carrie Chase Roberts
Accession number
Not Currently On View

The artist's mother was the first guest and subject of the first portrait the artist painted in his new studio and summer residence at Shinnecock, Long Island, in 1892.

The lace cap was added by Chase to cover a spot he had overlooked, but its delicate texture and bow also soften the sitter's features.

Chase taught the first outdoor school of landscape painting at Shinnecock.

Owned by Mrs. Carrie Chase Roberts, sister of the artist
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