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The Important Response

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Description A lady in early 17th-century attire is seated at a table pondering a letter she is writing. In the background is a high Japanese screen. The artist has lavished great care in the rendering of the contrasting surfaces of his subject's satin dress and of the rug covering the table. In its intimacy and in its oriental note, this work approximates the painting of Alfred Stevens.
Date Description Narrative
5/01/1975Treatmentvarnish reduced; coated
1/01/1992Treatmentsurface cleaned
  • Salute to Belgium. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1878 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: F. Willems
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1878

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19th century
oil on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 18 x W: 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm); Framed H: 26 1/2 x W: 23 1/4 x D: 3 1/2 in. (67.3 x 59.1 x 8.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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