Works for Sale

Low Tide, Dutch Coast - 1884.

This superb oil on canvas, entitled Low Tide, Dutch Coast, by Harry Chase, is for sale from a private collection on the west coast. It is in excellent condition having been restored by a first-class conservator, and is a very fine example of Harry Chase's best work. If you are interested, please email hscjrart@gmail.com.

The work, a 18" x 30" oil on canvas, was painted in June of 1884, and was sent to art dealer James D. Gill in Springfield, Massachusetts, that year before being sold to William B. Mitchell of Detroit, Michigan. The painting was then most recently purchased in 2012 from an estate sale in Michigan, went straight to the conservators, and was sold into the private west coast collection where it now resides. The conservator was Western Center for Conservation of Fine Art, Denver, the frame is a 22k gold-leafed reproduction of a 19th century American frame by Lopez Restorations, NYC, and the title plate is a Kleinbardt.

There are at least two interesting things that make this painting a bit unusual. First, the fact that there are horses depicted is noteworthy. Besides Low Tide, Dutch Coast, there are only three other Harry Chase oils on canvas known that depict horses: "On the Beach" Danish Coast, 1876, Going to the Wreck, 1884, and Arrival of the Herring Boats, 1882. There are also two pen & ink drawings, one a copy of a work by Jacob Maris, the other a copy of a work by Józef Chełmoński, that both depict horses. Equine scenes were quite rare for Harry. Second, the painting still has Harry's calling card with it, with HARRY CHASE printed in Old English script and the title of the painting, Low Tide, Dutch Coast, written on it at the top in Harry's own handwriting. Harry also wrote his studio address, 140 West 55th St., at the bottom of the card.

If you are interested, please email hscjrart@gmail.com.

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