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. Opening of the Seventeenth Annual Exhibition." New York Sun (24 March 1895).
1895"News of the Fine Arts." Monthly Illustrator 4 (second quarter 1895): vi.
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.
1895"Society of American Artists." Art Amateur 32 (May 1895): 157.
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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