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Description Like many female artists, Gerardina Bakhuyzen entered the profession through a family member—she was trained by her father, a painter of animals. Bakhuyzen achieved great success with her flower paintings, exhibiting widely, both at home and abroad, and winning many awards between 1870 and 1880. This was unusual for a woman at this time. William T. Walters purchased four watercolors of flowers from Bakhuysen to add to his growing collection of 19th-century European drawings.
Date Description Narrative
11/23/2016Treatmentcleaned; examined for exhibition; other
  • Training the Eye: 19th-Century Drawing. 2017.
Provenance Acquired by William T. Walters, Baltimore; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: G. J. v d S. Bakhuyzen
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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ca. 1865
watercolor over traces of graphite with selectively applied glaze on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 10 13/16 x W: 8 9/16 in. (27.5 x 21.7 cm)
Location Within Museum
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