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William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)
William Merritt Chase was born in Willamsburg, Indiana. He established an art school of his own, after teaching with success for some years at the Art Students League. A worker in all media oils, watercolor, pastel etching and painting with distinction the figure, landscapes, and still lifes, he is best known for his portraits, his sitters numbering some of the most important men and women of his time.
Speak to Me
Self Portrait
Whistling Boy
Yield of the Waters
Virginia Gerson
Lady in Black


The Yield of the Waters
(William Merritt Chase)

Still life with several kinds of fish, a white sting ray, an octopus, baskets, and bowls, mainly in tones of brown and gray.
Object Date 1878  
Dimensions 49 x 65 in. 124.5 x 165.1 cm
Medium Oil on canvas
Classification Paintings
Department American Art
Constituents Artist: William Merritt Chase
1849 -   1916
Provenance The artist to Samuel A. Coale until 1881 (listed in 1881 sale catalogue as "A Venetian Fish Market"). P.A.B. Widener, Philadelphia to Mrs. P.A.B. Widener, Haverford, PA. American Art Association sale purchased by M. Knoedler and Company for the DIA DIA in 1916.
Copyright Photo 2004, Detroit Institute of Arts
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase (16.5)
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