1810 - 1879

John Chase was born at John Street, Fitzroy Square, London on 26 February 1810. He received some art instruction from John Constable, afterwards he 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 the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Society of British Artists 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 Arts Association at Ipswich in 1850, a watercolour 'Stoke Poges Church-the Scene of Gray's Elegy and Burial-Place' and two of his works were exhibited, from the collection of John Glyde of Ipswich, at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition in 1880, a watercolour 'Playford Hall' and 'Town Hall, Ipswich'. 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 where she exhibited until her death at St Pancras, London in 1838. Chase married secondly at Kingston, Surrey on 14 December 1841, Georgiana Anne Harris (1816-1886) and had three daughters including watercolour artist Marian Emma Chase (1844-1905) and Jessie Maria Chase (1852-1912), who were executors of their father's will. John Chase died at 113 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, London on 8 January 1879. He was the author of 'A Practical Treatise on Landscape Painting' (London, 1861).

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