Description James G. Harwood was regarded as a promising young Baltimore artist when he died mysteriously of gun-shot wounds at the age of 28. Little is known of his career other than that he had studied for a year in New York with William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) and had also enrolled for two years at the Académie Julian in Paris, a popular destination for Americans training in Paris. In this scene, Harwood has portrayed the Maryland Fifth Regiment marching up Charles Street in Baltimore on a rainy day. Two dates have been suggested for this work, the Defenders' Day celebration in September 1889 or the celebration of the ending of the Spanish-American War on September 7, 1898. On both occasions, it rained.
|1/05/1986||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- Harborplace Light Street Pavilion Special Display. Harborplace, Baltimore. 1980.
- Nineteenth Century Maryland Life. Kanagawa Prefectural Museum, Kanagawa. 1986.
- The Walters' American Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2005-2006.
Provenance James Lawrence O'Toole [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1977, by gift.
Credit Gift of James St. Lawrence O'Toole, 1977
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