William Merritt Chase, an influential art teacher and one of the leading exponents of American impressionism, captured the genteel, privileged life of polite society in the 1890s. A Friendly Call, set in Chase's elegant summer house at Shinnecock Hills, Long Island, shows two fashionably dressed women in a large, airy room decorated with prints, paintings, hanging textiles...
76.5 x 122.5 cm (30 1/8 x 48 1/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington