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Portrait of a Woman, said to be Countess Walewska
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Portrait of a Woman, said to be Countess Walewska


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description When this miniature was purchased it was described as a portrait of Countess Walewska, a Polish nobel woman and mistress of Napoleon I, but that identification is doubtful. A similar portrait, of a slightly larger size, can be found in the Wallace Collection, London. Frame has basse-taile violets in the corners around the oval miniature, and probably dates from the 19th century. Reverse appears to be tortoise shell or horn.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Monogram] At left: T
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
ca. 1810
Medium
watercolor
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.14
Measurements
H: 4 5/8 × W: 4 1/8 in. (11.8 × 10.4 cm)
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Not On View

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