Beautiful Connections

Penelope Unraveling her Work by Dora Wheeler, 1886, textile, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Wheeler and her mother ran an interior design firm and Dora Wheeler did some original textiles for the firm. This piece is featured in the Connections/Poetry by Jennette Mullaney. The Cleveland Museum of Art also has a wonderful portrait of Dora Wheeler, which features a textile (with fighting cats) behind her done by her teacher William Merritt Chase.

Portrait of Dora Wheeler by William Merritt Chase, 1882-83, The Cleveland Museum of Art.