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Inscription

lower right, WM in monogram: WM.M.Chase.

Provenance

(Chase sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 7 January 1896, no. 1169); Louis Ettlinger [1845-1927], New York. Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to Mrs. Mellon; life interest released 2012.

Exhibition History
1894
National Academy of Design Thirteenth Annual Exhibition, New York, 10 December 1894-5 January 1895, no. 222.
1906
Exhibition of American Paintings from the Collection of Louis Ettlinger, Esq., Lotos Club, New York, 1906, no. 9.
1987
William Merritt Chase: Summers at Shinnecock 1891-1902, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, 1987-1988, no. 8, repro.
Bibliography
1895
"The National Academy of Design." Art Amateur (January 1895): 43.
1993
Pisano, Ronald G. Summer Afternoons: Landscape Paintings of William Merritt Chase. Boston, 1993: 101, repro.
2006
Pisano, Ronald G. The Complete Catalogue of Known and Documented Work by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). 4 vols. New Haven and London, 2006-2010: 3:98, L.194.
2009
Baker, D. Frederick. "A Painted Diary: The Landscapes of William Merritt Chase." Antiques & Fine Arts (Summer 2009): 121-122, repro.
2014
Kelly, Franklin. "A Lasting Legacy: The Completion of an Unparalleled Gift." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 51 (Fall 2014): 8, repro.