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).
|2/04/1975||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation; coated|
|11/21/1985||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- 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 ; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  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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