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Mud Pies

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Description This evening scene showing a girl seated on a log watching children making mudpies was painted while Knaus was living in Dusseldorf, Germany. In the background, a swineherd tends his pigs. A preparatory sketch for the child in the center of composition was acquired by the museum in 1982 (Walters 37.2601).
Date Description Narrative
2/04/1975Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated
11/21/1985Loan Considerationexamined for loan
11/16/2010Treatmentcleaned; other
  • A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
  • A Child's-Eye View. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006.
  • German Drawings from the Walters Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010-2011.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Anton Ritter von Oeltzelt, Vienna (date and mode of acquisition unknown); sale, 1878, no. 35; purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, November 18, 1878 [1]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 465.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right in black: L. Knaus; [Date] Lower right in black: 1873
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1878

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1873 (Modern)
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 25 3/8 x W: 43 1/16 in. (64.4 x 109.4 cm); Framed H: 40 7/16 × W: 57 3/4 × D: 5 5/16 in. (102.7 × 146.7 × 13.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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