National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of A Friendly Call William Merritt Chase (artist)
American, 1849 - 1916
A Friendly Call, 1895
oil on canvas
overall: 76.5 x 122.5 cm (30 1/8 x 48 1/4 in.) framed: 100 x 145.7 x 7.6 cm (39 3/8 x 57 3/8 x 3 in.)
Chester Dale Collection
On View
From the Tour: American Impressionists of the Late 1800s and Early 1900s
Object 2 of 7

1895"Society of American Artists." Art Amateur 32 (May 1895): 157.
1895"News of the Fine Arts." Monthly Illustrator 4 (second quarter 1895): vi.
1895"Society of American Artists. Opening of the Seventeenth Annual Exhibition." New York Sun (24 March 1895).
1895Cortissoz, Royal. "Spring Art Exhibitions. The Society of American Artists." Harper's Weekly 38 (6 April 1895): 318, repro. 316.
1895Poindexter, Phillip. "A Foremost American Painter." Leslie's Weekly 80 (16 May 1895): 319.
1902Cox, Kenyon. "Some American Figure Painters." Cosmopolitan 32 (April 1902): 592, repro., as The Afternoon Call.
1926"Paintings to be Sold at Auction." American Art Annual 23 (1926): 361.
1939Cortissoz, Royal. "A Famous School Shows its Laurel." New York Herald Tribune (14 February 1939): 4.
1939Watson, Forbes. "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Magazine of Art 32 no. 6 (June 1939): 335, repro. 328.
1947"American Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries in the Tate Gallery Exhibition." Antiques 51 (February 1947): no. 23, repro. 103.
1948Walker, John. "American Masters in the National Gallery of Art." National Geographic Magazine 94 (September 1948): 324, color repro. 320.
1949Peat, Wilbur D. "Checklist of Unknown Work by William M. Chase." In Chase Centennial Exhibition. Exh. cat. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1949: unpaginated.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 328, repro.
1965Paintings other than French in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 40, repro.
1967Wilmerding, John. Pittura Americana dell' Ottocento. Milan, 1967: 24, color repro. 82, as Una Visita Amicherole.
1970American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 40, repro.
1971Campbell, William P. "The American Heritage at the National Gallery of Art." The Connoisseur 178 (December 1971): 268.
1972Hoopes, Donelson F. The American Impressionists. New York, 1972: 42, color repro. 43.
1972Maass, John. The Victorian Home in America. New York, 1972: repro. 178, pl. 28.
1973Domit, Moussa M. American Impressionist Painting. Washington, 1973: 39, 72, 77, no. 20, repro. 77.
1975Wilmerding, John. Audubon, Homer, Whistler, and Nineteenth Century America. New York, 1975: 16, color repro. 74, as A Friendly Visit.
1976Wilmerding, John. American Art. Harmondsworth, England, and New York, 1976: 145, pl. 175.
1977Young, Mahonri Sharp. American Realists: Homer to Hopper. New York, 1977: repro. 103.
1980Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 10, 16, no. 46, color repro.
1980American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 130, repro.
1981Williams 1981, color repro. 162, 186-7.
1981Canaday, John. Mainstreams of Modern Art. 2d ed. New York, 1981: 281, repro. 280.
1981Hoopes, Donelson F. "American Impressionism." Portfolio 3 (January-February 1981): 56, color repro. 56-57.
1982Betsky, Celia. "In the Artists Studio." Portfolio 4 (January-February 1982): 38, color repro. cover.
1983Pisano, Ronald G. A Leading Spirit in American Art: William Merritt Chase, 1849-1916. Seattle, 1983: 11, 163, repro. 165.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 561, no. 853, color repro.
1987Cikovsky, Nicolai, Jr. "William Merrit Chase at Shinnecock Hills." Antiques 132 (August 1987): 295, 298, color repro. 300.
1987Cikovsky, Nicolai, Jr. "Interiors and Interiority." In Atkinson D. Scott, and Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. William Merritt Chase: Summers at Shinnecock 1891-1902. Exh Cat. Natl. Gallery of Art, Washington, 1987: 49-50, 56, 60-63, 91, fig. 18, color repro. 21.
1988Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 152, no. 53, color repro.
1988Gaehtgens, Thomas W. Bilder aus der Neuen Welt: Amerikanische Malerei des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts: Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Thyssen-Bornemisza und Museen der Vereinigten Staaten. Exh. cat. 2 venues. Munich, 1988: 118, repro.
1989Gere, Charlotte. Nineteenth-Century Decoration: The Art of the Interior. London, 1989: 351, no. 430, color repro. 351.
1991Gingold, Diane J. and Elizabeth A.C. Weil. The Corporate Patron. New York, 1991: 36-37, color repro.
1991Bryant, Jr., Keith L., William Merritt Chase: A Genteel Bohemian. Columbia, Missouri, 1991: 142 and 164, repro. 165.
1991Gordon, Alastair. "Village Voice." Art and Antiques (May 1991): 94, color repro. 93.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 141, repro.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 245, repro.
1995Gallati, Barbara Dyer. William Merritt Chase. New York, 1995: 43.
1996Kelly, Franklin, with Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Deborah Chotner, and John Davis. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1996: 55-60, color repro.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 304-305, no. 245, color repro.
2014Kelly, Franklin. "A Lasting Legacy: The Completion of an Unparalleled Gift." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 51 (Fall 2014): 8, repro.

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