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Prayer on the Housetop
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Prayer on the Housetop

Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; cleaned; mounted; other
  • The Orientalists. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987-1988.
  • A Discerning Eye: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors. Academy Art Museum, Easton. 1998-1999.
  • Botanical Delights: Floral Motifs in 19th-Century Art. Government House, Annapolis; Strathmore Hall Art Center, North Bethesda; Academy Art Museum, Easton. 1998-1999.
  • The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
  • Gérôme and His Circle: Travel, Art, and Business in the Middle East. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2015-2016.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, July 25, 1864, by commission; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] In black crayon in lower right: Bida; [Inscription] Stenciled on back of frame: Dutocq et Fernandez, Rue du Bac 42, Paris
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1864

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brush and ink with graphite underdrawing, white chalk, and scraping on cream, thick, slightly textured wove paper prepared with a white pigmented ground
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 14 x W: 9 7/8 in. (35.5 x 25.1 cm); Mat H: 19 1/4 × W: 14 1/4 in. (48.9 × 36.2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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