Artist William Merritt Chase, American, 1849-1916
  • My Little Daughter Dorothy
Date ca. 1894
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 48 × 33 inches (121.9 × 83.8 cm)
Framed: 52 3/4 × 37 3/4 × 2 inches (134 × 95.9 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Arthur McGraw
Accession Number 31.27
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W291, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower right: My Little Daughter Dorothy | Wm M. Chase
Inscriptions Inscribed, lower right: My Little Daughter Dorothy | Wm M. Chase
until 1917, the artist's family.
1917, American Art Association sale of Artist's Works;
1917-1923, William Macbeth (New York, New York, USA);
1923, dealer Newman Montross (New York, New York, USA).
ca. 1923-1931, Mrs. Arthur McGraw;
1931-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"The Exhibition of the Society of American Artists." Art Amateur 30, 5 (April 1894): pp. 127-128.

American Art Association Catalogue of Chase Sale (Fourth Evening). Sales cat., American Art Association. 1917, no. 374. [noted as having been painted in Chase's Tenth Street Studio]

American Art Annual 14 (1917): p. 346.

Burroughs, Clyde H. “Growth of the Collections.” Bulletin of the DIA 13, 5 (February 1932): pp. 55-56 (ill.).

Chase Centennial Exhibition. Exh. cat., John Herron Art Museum. Indianapolis, 1949, no. 33 (ill.).

The Artist and His Family. Exh. cat., Dayton Art Institute. Dayton, 1950, no. 9

Chase and Hawthorne. Exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, 1957.

Retrospective Exhibition of William Merritt Chase. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, NY, 1957, no. 45.

Triumph of Realism. Exh. cat., Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, 1967, no. 62. [dated 1891]