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Self Portrait, ca. 1914

  • William Merritt Chase, American, 1849-1916

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm)
  • 32 9/16 × 28 13/16 × 2 13/16 inches (82.7 × 73.2 × 7.1 cm)

Gift of the artist


On View

  • American W291


American Art before 1950

Signed, lower left: Wm. M. Chase

William Merritt Chase

1916-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Pan American Exposition. Exh. cat., San Francisco. 1915, no. 3740. Chase, William Merritt. "Painting [speech to the American Federation of the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1916]." The American Magazine of Art 8, 2 (December 1916): pp. 50-53. Burroughs, Clyde H. “Accessions: Self Portrait of William M. Chase, Esq.” Bulletin of the DMA 10, 9 (May 1916): pp. 1-2. Paintings by William Merritt Chase, N.A., and Paintings by William Ritschel, N.A. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1916. The Eleventh Annual Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Exh. cat., The Albright Art Gallery. Buffalo, 1917, no. 29 (ill.). Paintings by William Merritt Chase. Exh. cat., Newhouse Galleries. St. Louis, 1927, p. 8 (ill.). Exhibition of American Paintings from Colonial Times Until Today. Exh. cat., Saginaw Museum. Saginaw, MI, 1948, no. 8 (ill.). Chase Centennial Exhibition. Exh. cat., John Herron Art Museum. Indianapolis, 1949, n.p. Retrospective Exhibition of William Merritt Chase. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, NY, 1957, no. 86. The First West Coast Retrospective Exhibition of Painting by William Merritt Chase, 1849-1916. Exh. cat., California University Art Gallery. Santa Barbara, 1964, no. 45.

William Merritt Chase, Self Portrait, ca. 1914, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the artist, 16.16.