William Merritt ChaseTerrace, Prospect Park
9 5/16 x 13 13/16 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
William Merritt Chase drew Terrace, Prospect Park at an important moment in his career. After years of traveling back and forth to Europe and developing his skills as a portrait painter, in 1886 Chase married Alice Gerson and settled down in Brooklyn. He turned his attention to the natural world around him, especially Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Central Park in Manhattan.