A Painting by William Merritt Chase

by Matthew Raley

"A Lake for Miniature Yachts," by William Merritt Chase, ca. 1888, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"A Lake for Miniature Yachts," by William Merritt Chase, ca. 1888, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I was browsing through the special exhibitions now showing at the Met (wishing I could stroll instead of scroll), when I found this piece. I love Chase’s work, and it was good to be reminded of his feel for composition after a long time neglecting him.

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