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The Painter and His Model
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The Painter and His Model

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Description Stevens, a native of Brussels, spent much of his career in Paris where he was regarded as one of the most important recorders of the bourgeois and aristocratic levels of la vie moderne. In this early work, a young woman leans over the shoulder of an artist, presumably Stevens himself, who is regarding his unfinished canvas on the easel. Hanging in the background of the studio is a Flemish tapestry showing an Adoration scene.
Date Description Narrative
5/13/1968Treatmentinpainted; lined; loss compensation; tears repaired; varnish removed or reduced
4/10/1978Examinationexamined for condition
4/17/1978Examinationexamined for condition
3/18/1987Examinationexamined for condition
4/29/1987Examinationexamined for condition
9/09/2008Examinationexamined for exhibition
5/06/2009Examinationexamined for loan
  • Alfred Stevens. The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal. 1977-1978.
  • Salute to Belgium. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
  • In the Studio. The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 1981.
  • A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
  • Alfred Stevens 1823-1906. Musees royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels; Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, AJ Amsterdam. 2009-2010.
Provenance M. A. Polovtsoff Sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, December 2-4, 1908; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1908, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Alfred Stevens 55
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1908

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oil on fabric
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 36 3/8 × W: 30 7/16 in. (92.4 × 77.3 cm); Framed without buildup H: 48 5/16 × W: 41 1/8 × D: 3 3/4 in. (122.7 × 104.5 × 9.5 cm); Framed with buildup D: 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm)
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