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Description After training with Alexandre Cabanel (1823-89) and Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), Dagnan-Bouveret turned from Classical themes to subjects drawn from everyday life. In this scene, a country doctor bandages a boy's injured hand, while his family looks on with varying expressions of concern. The artist witnessed an incident like this while traveling with a doctor friend in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France. When this painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1880, it established the artist's reputation as both a perceptive reporter of rural customs and a Realist who explored the psychological states of his subjects.
Date Description Narrative
1/14/1975Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation; other
2/01/1975Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated
2/09/1991Loan Considerationexamined for loan
2/19/1991Loan Considerationexamined for loan
1/01/2010Examinationexamined for loan
  • Salon, Paris, 1880. Palais de l'Elysees, Paris. 1880.
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
Provenance William H. Stewart, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; William Schaus, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1898 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: P.A.J. DAGNANB; [Date] Lower right: 1879; [Inscription] Pasavant-sur-cones [Haute-Saone]; [Label] On frame: Médaille, l ére Classe; [Label] Of William Schaus, Tableaux Modernes, 749 Broadway
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1898

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H: 35 11/16 x W: 51 1/2 in. (90.7 x 130.8 cm); Framed H: 52 1/2 x W: 67 x D: 6 1/2 in. (133.4 x 170.2 x 16.5 cm)
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