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The Little Housekeeper
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The Little Housekeeper

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Description A young village girl bends over a stove to peer into a large marmite, the contents of which she stirs with a strainer. She wears a white cap and apron, a casaque, and a petticoat, wool stockings and sabots. At her feet is an earthenware bowl, some kindling and firewood. In the background are various utensils including a salt box and dust basket, wine bottles, milk can, water jug and basin.
Date Description Narrative
7/01/1994Treatmentcleaned; coated
9/02/1998Loan Considerationexamined for loan
  • French Exhibition. The French Gallery, London. 0.
  • Artful Dining: The Exhibition. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994.
Provenance French and English Exhibition of Pictures, National Academy of Design, New York, October 29, 1859; William T. Walters, Baltimore, October 29, 1859, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] In black paint lower left: Ed. Frère; [Date] In black paint lower left: 57; [Number] On back of panel: 623
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1859

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oil on panel
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H: 12 7/8 x W: 9 7/16 in. (32.7 x 24 cm); Framed H: 22 7/16 x W: 19 1/8 in. (57 x 48.5 cm); Stretcher H: 12 5/8 x W: 17 15/16 in. (32.07 x 45.56 cm)
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