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