At age 13, Roland Dana Chase had already been featured in seven previous portraits by his father. William Merritt Chase painted portraits of all of his children, showing them at different ages and in various dress. This artist had great technical abilities. Using bold, assured brushstrokes, he often completed a portrait in a single sitting. His technique was meant to evoke old-master paintings, especially those by Frans Hals and Diego Velázquez. Chase was one of the most successful practicing artists of his day and its leading teacher
Medium: Oil on canvas
Inscriptions: Signed lower left: "Wm M. Chase"; Signed and dated on reverse: "Wm M. Chase"/ "New York - 1914"
Dimensions: H:32 3/4 x W: 24 1/2 in.
Place: New York, New York
Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection
Category: Paintings - Portraits
Purchased Oct. 23, 1986 from Newhouse Galleries. The painting has been in the family since William Merritt Chase painted it in 1914. Roland Dana Chase was the youngest son and 7th child of the artist. Reproduced: "The Life and Art of William Merritt Chase" by K.M. Roof, 1917, - catalogue of the Chase Exhibition, Chapellier Galleries, New York. Exhibition: Chapellier Galleries, April 15 - May 10, 1969, Number 29.