Tenth Street Studio of William Merritt Chase

Reynolds Beal (1867–1951)


Oil on canvas

Sewell C. Biggs bequest; 2004.452

Reynolds Beal met William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) in 1891 while studying at the Art Students League. Soon after, the budding artist enrolled in Chase’s Shinnecock Summer School of Art to study plein-air painting techniques. By 1894, Beal was one of Chase’s rare private pupils within his famous studio on West Tenth Street in New York City.