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William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)
William Merritt Chase was born in Willamsburg, Indiana. He established an art school of his own, after teaching with success for some years at the Art Students League. A worker in all media oils, watercolor, pastel etching and painting with distinction the figure, landscapes, and still lifes, he is best known for his portraits, his sitters numbering some of the most important men and women of his time.
Speak to Me
Self Portrait
Whistling Boy
Yield of the Waters
Virginia Gerson
Dorothy
Lady in Black

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Portrait of a Lady in Black
1895
Full length portrait of a woman standing in front of a brown, print covered arm chair, her hands on the chair arms, her head is tilted to her right. She has brown hair which is slightly curled over her forehead. She is wearing a black, high collared dress with short sleeves and a tightly sashed waist. The background is dark.
 
 
Object Date 1895  
Dimensions 72 x 36 in. 182.9 x 91.4 cm Framed: 83 1/8 x 47 x 3 7/8 in.
Medium Oil on canvas
Classification Paintings
Department American Art
Constituents Artist: William Merritt Chase
American
1849 -   1916
 
  
Provenance Henry Munroe Campbell DIA in 1943.
Copyright Photo 2004, Detroit Institute of Arts
Credit Line Gift of Henry Munroe Campbell (43.486)
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