Girl in a Japanese Costume: William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase: Girl in a Japanese Costume

The Girl in a Japanese Costume is painted by William Merritt Chase in a silk kimono at an oblique angle from us as if momentarily distracted from a daydream. The decorative design of the kimono is exploited by Chase for his nebulous coloring in bright hues and it stands out from the simple beige background. Painted in 1890, Chase’s impressionistic effects are counterbalanced by a Realism of the painting of the face and hair.

William Merritt Chase’s Girl in a Japanese Costume is in the Brooklyn Museum in New York City.

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