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Portrait of the Artist

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Description Bonnat, one of the fashionable portraitists in France during the late 19th century, dedicated this self-portrait to his friend "Mr. Walters." Bonnat and the American collector were united by their enthusiasm for Antoine-Louis Barye's animal sculptures, and together they raised funds to erect a monument to the sculptor in Paris on the Île-Saint-Louis.
Date Description Narrative
8/10/1972Treatmentvarnish removed; lined; inpainted; coated
5/24/1988Treatmentsurface cleaned; inpainted; loss compensation; repaired
  • A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1885, by gift [from the artist]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Upper left: Ln Bonnat à Son ami Mr. Walters; [Date] Upper right: 1885
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1885

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oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 28 13/16 x W: 23 11/16 in. (73.2 x 60.2 cm); Framed H: 42 1/2 x W: 37 3/8 in. (107.95 x 94.93 cm)
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