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Creator Name: Chase, William Merritt
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1849 - 1916
Creator Name-CRT: William Merritt Chase
Title: Dora Wheeler
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1882
Creation End Date: 1883
Creation Date: 1882-1883
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 159cm x 165.5cm
Inscriptions: signed lower right: WM M. Chase [WM in monogram]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1921.1239
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Boudinot Keith in memory of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade
Provenance: Dora Wheeler (later Mrs. Boudinot Keith), New York.
Context: Dora Wheeler (1857-1940), one of Chase's first pupils, was a prominent portraitist and textile designer. Chase depicted Wheeler in her New York studio, seated in front of a dramatic gold embroidered tapestry. This flamboyant painting was shown at international exhibitions in Munich and Paris in 1883 before being given to the sitter, who in turn gave it to the museum.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1921.1239
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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