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Chase, William Merritt 1849-1916  Search this
Chase, Alice Dieudonnee  Search this
Chase, Koto Robertine  Search this
Chase, Dorothy Bremond  Search this
Oil on canvas
Ca. 1896
Pisano, Ronald G., "The complete catalogue of known and documented work by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916); volume 4. Still Lifes, Interiors, Figures, Copies of Old Masters, Drawings," New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010, no. I.39.
Harvey, Eleanor Jones, "An Impressionist sensibility: the Halff collection," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006, pg. 42.
The artist's three daughters are in an interior playing ring toss. The oldest girl (Alice), wearing a yellow dress with white pinafore, stands at center and holds a red ring which she is about to toss toward the viewer. The youngest girl (Dorothy) wearing a white dress with red stockings stands at her side and holds a red ring in front of her with both hands. The third girl (Koto) wearing a blue dress leans over to pick up a dark-colored right. The wooden dowel with two rings and one ring on the hardwood floor is in the immediate foreground. A framed painting is set on an easel at left.
Portrait group--Family--Siblings  Search this
Portrait female--Child  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Games  Search this
Architecture interior--Studio--Chase  Search this
Object--Art Object--Painting  Search this
Object--Art Tool--Easel  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89770004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums