Paintings by William Merritt Chase, N.A., LL.D.
1927 · Saint Louis, Missouri
by Cortissoz, Royal
Saint Louis, Missouri: Newhouse Galleries, 1927. Limited Edition. Hardcover. G (Ex-art gallery, with few interior marks; moderate wear to binding edges; tissue guards have aged; and plate and text pages are clean; this copy SIGNED BY GALLERY OWNER.). Dark green paper boards with dark green cloth spine; approx. 130 pp.; 11 pp. of text plus 56 bw plate pages with tissue guards. Showcases more than 50 selected paintings by American artist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). With a two-page introductory essay by Royal Cortissoz, followed by personal reminiscences by American artists Elliot Daingerfield, Irving R. Wiles, Harry W. Watrous, Henry R. Rittenberg; and also by the artist's wife, Alice Bremond Chase. Contains terrific full-size plates, showing portraits, still-lifes, landscapes and interiors. #248 of an unspecified limited edition of copies, and SIGNED BY GALLERY OWNER. Quite uncommon. The Newhouse Gallery exhibition catalogue from 1927 (same year this book was published) is tipped-in at the front of this copy as an extra bonus. It has a short essay and lists 22 works with 8 bw plates. (Inventory #: 162653)