Description Gerkens was born in the Haag. He was an illustrator, most famously of the "Frauenliebe und -leben" ("A Woman's Love and Life") by Adelbert von Chamisso, a cycle of lyrical poems set to music by Robert Schumann and others.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: J.C. d'Arnaud Gerkens fec 61
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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