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Illuminated Frontispiece with an Artist Painting a River Scene for William T. Walters' Drawings Album
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Illuminated Frontispiece with an Artist Painting a River Scene for William T. Walters' Drawings Album "Original Sketches"


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Description This is the illuminated frontispiece for one of William T. Walters' drawings albums, titled "Original Sketches." It is clearly inspired by medieval manuscript illuminations. It shows an artist in a white suit painting a river scene in the initial letter "S" and the ground is an all-over formalized vine pattern.
Exhibitions
  • American Artists Abroad: Works from the Permanent Collection . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014.
Provenance Commissioned by William T. Walters, Baltimore, by 1859; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Initialed] on shield: C M B [Dated] bottom right: Ao Di MDCCCLIX
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, by 1859

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Period
1859
Medium
watercolor on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1532
Measurements
H: 5 1/16 × W: 7 3/16 in. (12.8 × 18.2 cm); Paper H: 7 5/16 × w: 9 7/16 in. (18.5 × 24 cm); Mat H: 14 1/4 × W: 19 1/4 in. (36.2 × 48.9 cm)
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  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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