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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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The Whistling Boy
1875
Full length view of young boy in working clothes walking to right carrying a gray jug. Lips pursed to whistle. Dark background.  
Dimensions 32 x 16 in. (81.3 x 41.9 cm) Framed: 39 3/8 x 24 x 2 in.
Oil on canvas  
Detroit Institute of Arts
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase (29.260)
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