Portrait of Dora Wheeler  1883

by William Merritt Chase

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...
159.00 x 165.50 x 11.50 cm (62 9/16 x 65 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art