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Still Life with Melons


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Description Couder trained at the School of Fine Arts in Paris and specialized in still lifes. Two of his paintings were purchased by Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, emperor of France. William T. Walters collected two still lifes in watercolor by the artist, who exhibited reguarly at the Salon in Paris.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; cleaned; other
1/09/2017Treatmentexamined for exhibition; other; re-housed
Exhibitions
  • The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
  • Training the Eye: 19th-Century Drawing. 2017.
Provenance Commissioned by William T. Walters, Baltimore, Baltimore, 1865; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Signature] In watercolor at lower left: A. Couder; [Inscription] In graphite on verso: 67
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1865

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Period
1865
Medium
watercolor and opaque watercolor over traces of graphite on cream moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1633
Measurements
H: 9 9/16 x W: 7 5/16 in. (24.3 x 18.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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