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First Disappointment


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This statue depicts an incident in the life of one of the sculptor's daughters, who had avidly followed the hatching and rearing of a nest of birds, only to be overcome with grief when the fledglings departed. Palmer, who was self-taught, was among the first American sculptors to break with the prevailing neoclassical style and adopt a more naturalistic approach.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/22/1971Treatmentcleaned
8/18/1984Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, by purchase, 1861; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] E. D. Palmer SC. 1861
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1861

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Period
1861
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
28.11
Measurements
H: 46 3/4 in. (118.7 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)

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