Artist William Merritt Chase, American, 1849-1916
Title
  • The Whistling Boy
Date 1875
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 32 × 16 1/2 inches (81.3 × 41.9 cm)
Framed: 39 7/16 inches × 24 inches × 2 5/8 inches (100.2 × 61 × 6.7 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 29.260
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, lower left: Wm. M. Chase, Munchen, 1875
Inscriptions Inscribed, lower left: Wm. M. Chase, Munchen, 1875
Howard Young Galleries (New York, New York, USA).
1929-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Sixteenth Annual Exhibition of American Artists. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, no. 280.

Chase Centennial Exhibition. Exh. cat., John Herron Art Museum. Indianapolis, 1949, no. 5.

Chase and Hawthorne. Exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, 1957.

Retrospective Exhibition of William Merritt Chase. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, NY, 1957, no. 8.

Murray, J. "Rags to Riches, The Newsboy in 19th Century American Art." Canadian Collector 17, 5 (1982): p. 29 (ill.).