Description A young village girl bends over a stove to peer into a large marmite, the contents of which she stirs with a strainer. She wears a white cap and apron, a casaque, and a petticoat, wool stockings and sabots. At her feet is an earthenware bowl, some kindling and firewood. In the background are various utensils including a salt box and dust basket, wine bottles, milk can, water jug and basin.
- Artful Dining: The Exhibition. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994.
Provenance French and English Exhibition of Pictures, National Academy of Design, New York, October 29, 1859; William T. Walters, Baltimore, October 29, 1859, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] In black paint lower left: Ed. Frère; [Date] In black paint lower left: 57; [Number] On back of panel: 623
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1859
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