The P&C gave a reception for William Merritt Chase in December 1897 at the Athenaeum Building studios. Here’s some of the guests who signed the logbook that night–Lorado Taft, Ralph Clarkson, Edgar Cameron, Charles Francis Browne, the Leyendecker brothers, John Vanderpoel:

Here’s a notice that appeared in the newspaper:

Here’s a photo from that night (Chase appears to be at the back of the room, in the center of the photo):