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The Foolish Virgins
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The Foolish Virgins

Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Date Description Narrative
11/21/1980Examinationexamined for exhibition
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; re-housed; mounted; other
9/25/2016Examinationexamined for exhibition; re-framed
  • A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
  • The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
  • Gérôme and His Circle: Travel, Art, and Business in the Middle East. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2015-2016.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1885, by purchase [from the artists, George Lucas as agent] [1]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest. [1] See Lucas Diaries, vol. 2, p. 606. "Call from Bida to whom paid (cash) 1500 fs for drawing 'Les vierges folles' for WTWs"
Inscriptions [Signature] In charcoal at lower right: Bida
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1885

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brush and ink and black crayon with scraping over charcoal (?) underdrawing on moderately thick, moderately textured, laminate, wove (?) paper prepared with a white pigmented ground
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 18 5/16 x W: 12 5/8 in. (46.5 x 32 cm); Framed H: 29 1/2 × W: 25 13/16 × D: 1 9/16 in. (75 × 65.5 × 4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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