- This portrait of Chase’s eleven-year-old daughter is one of a series by him of full-length portraits that use subdued color schemes and a simple background. Enlivening this low-toned painting are the colorful details on Dorothy’s hat and her confident gaze out at the viewer, as well as dexterous brushwork that is entirely Chase’s own.
- Such masterful portraits of his family—painted with obvious affection for the sitters—add a personal touch to Chase’s body of work. This is one of Chase’s best-known and most-acclaimed family portraits.
Purchased from the artist at the Exhibition of Indiana Art in Tomlinson Hall, by the John Herron Art Institue, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1903.