Genteel and peaceful Prospect Park, 1886

Nineteenth-century artist William Merritt Chase frequently painted serene scenes of Gilded Age Prospect Park, Von King’s (Tompkins) Park, and other Brooklyn landscapes.

No wonder—this teacher at the Art Students League reportedly lived for a time on Marcy Avenue.

The Brooklyn Museum has an extensive collection of his work.

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2 Responses to “Genteel and peaceful Prospect Park, 1886”

  1. “Afternoon by the sea at Gravesend Bay” « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] Cape Cod? Chesapeake Bay? England? France? It’s actually Gravesend, the town settled by British Quakers in Southern Brooklyn, as depicted in 1888 by painter William Merritt Chase. […]

  2. A lovely day in Brookyn’s Tompkins Park in 1887 « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] William Merritt Chase depicts late 19th century Brooklyn parks in several of his paintings. […]

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