|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.
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 28¼ x 23½ in. 71.8 x 59.7 cm
Medium Oil on canvas
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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