Size: 0.2 Linear feet
Summary: The scattered papers of art dealer J. Eastman Chase measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1866 to 1917. Found is an autobiographical sketch, letters from prominent late 19th and early 20th century artists, printed material, and a scrapbook.
J. Eastman Chase (1840-1923) was an art dealer based in Boston, Massachusetts. He worked at Doll and Richards, Inc. and later began his own framing business and art gallery. Among the artists Chase handled were Christopher Cranch, Winslow Homer, John La Farge, and Francis D. Millet.
The papers were given to the Archives of American Art in 1975 through Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Robbins, innkeepers, who owned the house once occupied by J. Eastman Chase, and found the collection in the attic.