CHASE, John

1810 - 1879

Born at John Street, Fitzroy Square, London on 26 February 1810. He received some instruction from John Constable, R.A., and afterwards studied architecture. His earliest works were elaborate interiors, such as those of Henry VII's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, and St George's Chapel, Windsor and in 1826 he exhibited for the first time at Suffolk Street Gallery in London 'A View of the Naves of Westminster Abbey'. Elected a member of the New Society of Painters in Water-colours, now the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, in 1834. He exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Art Association in Ipswich in 1850 a watercolour 'Stoke Poges Church-the Scene of Gray's Elegy and Burial-Place'. Chase married twice, firstly at Westminster, London on 25 July 1835, Mary Anne Rix, who as Mary Ann Chase was also elected a member of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1835 and exhibited until her death at St Pancras, London in 1839. Chase married again at Kingston, Surrey on 14 December 1841, Georgiana Anne Harris and had three daughters including watercolour artist Marian Emma Chase, who was born at St Pancras, London in 1844 and died in 1905. Chase died at 113 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, on 8 January 1879. Chase was the author of 'A Practical Treatise on Landscape Painting' (London, 1861).







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