William Merritt Chase, Carmencita
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William Merritt Chase,  American Painter 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Oil on canvas
177.5 x 103.8 cm (69 7/8 x 40 7/8 in.)
Gift of Sir William Van Horne, 1906 (06.969)
 Jpg: jasonj05  the Met
From: Manet / Velazquez 

Chase's studio provided the setting for a performance organized with Sargent (who also painted Carmencita). The dancer performed twice more in Chase's studio and then agreed to pose for him, though in the end her pose and costume in the painting were based on a publicity photograph. Chase's rendering projects the energy and agility that made Carmencita a star. 

John Singer Sargent 
La Carmencita 



By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 3/20/2003
Updated 1/16/2004