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Old Man and Baby
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Old Man and Baby


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In a dimly lit interior a smiling elderly man, seated on a ladder-back chair, amuses an infant with a toy soldier. The child is seated in a "kakstoel," or training chair. On a rush-covered street at the right is a piece of knitting. This rustic interior is characteristic of the artist's depictions of peasant life in the eighties and nineties.
Provenance Murray Young, Billings Sales, American Art Association [shipment by D&M], January, 14, 1926 [from Ed King's Notebook, Walters-Anderson Correspondence, etc.]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions "Josef Israels," signed at bottom
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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Period
1880-1899
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.658
Measurements
H: 43 5/16 x W: 58 1/4 in. (110 x 148 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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