A Modern Magdalen

about 1888
William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916)


Height x width: 19 x 15 1/2 in. (48.3 x 39.4 cm) Framed: 76.2 x 64.8 cm (30 x 25 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View






Wm.M. Chase, I.I.


March 6, 1891, sold by the artist, Ortigies and Co. at Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, lot 28, sold for $110 to Charles Townsend Van Santvoord (b. 1854 – d. 1895), New York. February 8-9, 1982, anonymous sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Los Angeles, lot 238 (as “Nude in an Interior”), lot 238, to Richard Manoogian, Detroit; November, 1985, sold by Manoogian through Joan Michelman, New York. November 29, 2006, anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, New York, lot 132, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from a Bequest of Susan Greene Dexter in memory of Charles and Martha Babcock Amory, Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge, and the Robert Jordan Fund