|William Merritt Chase Gallery
|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.
Portrait of a Lady in Black
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
Department American Art
Constituents Artist: William Merritt Chase
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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