on the road...ongoing


Plein Air painter William Merritt Chase (above, right) was lured to Shinnecock Hills by real estate and railroad developers Austin Corbin, E. Boudinot Colt (our carriage/gatehouse was located on his estate), Charles Atterbury and Samuel Parrish. They commissioned Olmstead and Vaux to draw up plans for a resort; Stanford White  to build the home with a private studio for  Chase. Nearby was a second studio for Chase’s reknowned Shinnecock Summer School of Art, the first plein air school in the country, which the developers hoped would attract patrons to purchase land nearby. And Others to make the day trip on the LIRR who’s cargo cars transported farmer’s goods to market such as chicken, ducks and eggs  they were famous for.


April 18 2006 commencing 5:40 am, from the study Shinnecock, spacetime 

Variably sized Digital Print

Shinnecock cock-a-doodling-do at intersection of Montauk Highway and Peconic Road, Shinnecock Hills, before he crossed the road.

(above) Albert Chittenden, Chicken with Horse on the Chase Estate (r) William Merritt Chase with Students 1890 Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art copyright 2011

copyright 2011

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