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An Indiana native, William Merritt Chase became one of the most accomplished interpreters of Impressionism in the United States. Chase first adopted a fluid painterly style in Munich, where he, like many other painters from the American Midwest (where German influence was strong), trained in the...

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Lower left: Wm M. Chase.


After 1890, probably Annie DeCamp Hegeman (Mrs. Henry Kirke) Porter (1836-1925), Pittsburgh, Penn., who was a friend of the artist; about 1925, by descent to her daughter, Miss Annie May Hegeman (1859-1948), Lenox, Mass.; October 15-16, 1942, Hegeman and others sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 317, as "The Park" to Arthur Weisenberger; 1949, gift of Arthur Weisenberger to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1949)

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Gift of Arthur Wiesenberger

about 1890


30.48 x 40.64 cm (12 x 16 in.)

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Oil on canvas