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Drawing Water

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Description A servant stands to the right of a copper urn drawing water into a bucket. At the left a towel is suspended on the wall and on the floor are placed a large ceramic jug and a small bowl. Weisberg (1979) suggested that the artist, in this instance, drew inspiration from Chardin's "La Pourvoyeuse" or from "La Fontaine de cuivre." This subject is recurrent in Bonvin's work. In later versions such as the "Servant Drawing Water" (Louvre R.F. 462), painted in 1861 for the actor P. Bressant, and "The House Maid," J. S. Inglis Sale, American Art Association, March 11-12, 1909, no. 101, dated 1867, the artist included vistas of a kitchen in the right background, recalling the compositions of Dutch 17th-century masters, notably those of Pieter de Hooch.
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationexamined for condition
5/01/1976Treatmentcleaned; coated; inpainted
8/07/1980Examinationexamined for condition
12/22/1983Examinationexamined for loan
3/21/1984Examinationexamined for condition
6/01/1984Treatmentcoated; filled; inpainted; lined; varnish removed or reduced
7/16/1984Examinationexamined for loan
10/29/1986Treatmentexamined for technical study; other
  • Fran├žois Bonvin. Wheelock Whitney and Co., New York. 1984.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, between 1895 and 1899 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions "F. Bonvin, 1858," signed and dated at lower left
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, between 1895 and 1899

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oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 17 15/16 x W: 12 3/4 in. (45.5 x 32.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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