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Woman and Boy in the Snow
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Woman and Boy in the Snow


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Description Hennessy trained at the National Academy of Design in New York. His paintings and drawings were often marked by a sense of pathos. In this scene, an impoverished mother and her son, obviously insufficiently protected from the cold, trudge along a snow-strewn street.
Exhibitions
  • Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994-1995.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signed and dated] lower left: W.J. Hennessy 1859
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
1859
Medium
pencil on paper heightened with white
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1560
Measurements
5 1/2 x 4 5/16 in. (14 x 11 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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