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1849 1916 Gallery

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Choose from 7 pictures in our 1849 1916 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Portrait of Dora Wheeler, 1882-83. Creator: William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916) Featured Print

Portrait of Dora Wheeler, 1882-83. Creator: William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916)

Portrait of Dora Wheeler, 1882-83. Dora Wheeler became Chase's first student when he returned from overseas study in Munich and set up a teaching studio in New York. At the time, few American artists accepted women as private pupils. After her course of study, Wheeler joined her mother in launching a successful decorating firm, one of the first businesses in the country to be operated entirely by women. For the firm, she designed luxurious textiles, and the embroidered silk tapestry that fills the background in her portrait references her occupational interest. Chase's portrait was awarded a gold medal at an international exhibition of contemporary art in Munich in 1883, and later that year was also shown in Paris. At some later point, the painting was acquired by the sitter, who subsequently donated it to the museum.

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