Description This portrait bust was modelled after a marble bust of William T. Walters (Walters 28.9). Here, bronze brings out the texture of the skin and makes you wonder what he is thinking. This object is part of a group of bronzes that was commissioned in 1889 and cast in France. They were made to be slightly smaller than the original marble version. A much larger copy was commissioned in 1907 to be placed over the entrance to the gallery, where it can be seen to this day.
- Savings Bank of Baltimore Special Display. The Savings Bank of Baltimore, Baltimore. 1984.
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1889, by commission; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1889
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