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Helping Herself

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A young girl stands in a larder drinking milk directly from a pitcher. Light from a window at the right illuminates the interior, revealing various utensils, including a rack of pewter spoons hanging on the back wall, a shelf of dishes, a cupboard, a wooden dairy bucket, and several strainers. The floor is laid in earthenware hexagonal tiles.
Date Description Narrative
9/29/1978Treatmentcleaned; coated
9/29/1978Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1878 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left in black paint: Ed. Frére; [Date] Lower left in black paint: 59
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1878

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oil on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 10 5/8 x W: 8 1/4 in. (27 x 21 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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