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Portrait of an Elderly Lady
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Portrait of an Elderly Lady

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Description This starkly realistic portrait shows a strong-featured old woman dressed in her finery staring directly at the viewer. In its candor, the painting bears a striking resemblance to a celebrated family portrait, "The Three Women of Ghent" (now in the Louvre Museum, Paris) that was traditionally attributed to David who lived in Brussels after his exile from France following the fall of Napoleon.
Date Description Narrative
7/10/1951Treatmentcleaned; coated; surface cleaned; x-ray
9/02/1965Examinationexamined for condition
9/03/1965Treatmentcoated; lined; loss compensation; re-framed; stabilized; surface cleaned; varnish removed or reduced
  • From Ingres to Gauguin: French Nineteenth Century Paintings Owned in Maryland. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1951.
Provenance Alexandre Dumas fils; P. A. Chéramy Sale, Paris, May 7, 1908, no. 47; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1908, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1908

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ca. 1820
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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25 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (64.8 x 54 cm); framed: 31 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (80 x 69.9 x 8.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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