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The Musician

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Description A young musician is shown from slightly below the waist, posed with his violin and bow. The picture is thinly painted, allowing the wood ground to appear, particularly in the background. A couple of pictures entitled "Petit joueur de violon" of 1884-5 are mentioned in "Catalogue des oeuvres de Dagnan-Bouveret (peintures)," Paris, Institut de France, 1930.
Date Description Narrative
11/12/2001Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation; re-housed
11/13/2001Loan Considerationexamined for loan
  • Against the Modern: Dagnan-Bouveret and the Transformation of Academic Art. National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York; Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. 2002-2003.
  • A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
  • Boldini and his Circle. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018-2021.
Provenance Gustave Reichard's Art Room, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mrs. Mary J. Morgan Sale, New York, 1886, no. 81; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1886, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: P.A.J. Dagnan-B; [Date] Lower left: 1884; [Label] On reverse, label of Gustav Reichard's Art Room, New York
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1886

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oil on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 9 15/16 x W: 7 11/16 in. (25.2 x 19.5 cm); Framed H: 17 15/16 × W: 15 15/16 × D: 3 15/16 in. (45.5 × 40.5 × 10 cm)


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