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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
Lady in Black


Virginia Gerson
Half length portrait of a seated woman turned slightly left. She is wearing a white, high collared dress with ruffles at the yoke and a tightly sashed waist. Her hair is brown and falls on her forehead in three ringlets. The background is green.
Object Date 1800  
Dimensions 28 x 23 in. 71.8 x 59.7 cm
Medium Oil on canvas  
Classification Paintings
Department American Art
Constituents Artist: William Merritt Chase
1849 -   1916
Copyright Photo 2004, Detroit Institute of Arts
Credit Line Gift of the Newhouse Galleries (34.16)
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