William Merrit CHASE, (1849 - 1916), The Court Jester, Etching on Japan Paper

William Merrit Chase (United States, 19th Century)

William Merrit CHASE, (1849 - 1916), The Court Jester, Etching on Japan Paper


An original etching on Japan paper by the hand of William Merrit Chase titled, "The Court Jester" made in 1878. The etching is signed in the plate lower left. This is a very rare and desirable piece by William Merrit Chase.

Japan paper is a very delicate tissue like paper made of bark or bamboo shoots. It is slightly transparent and has a satiny quality, but it is extremely resistant. This paper lends itself to the finest impressions and gives them a particular beauty. The paper comes in various thicknesses as well as various shades of white or white.


Origin United States
Category Engravings
Period 19th Century
Style Realism

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