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The Nymph

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Description An Alsatian artist who trained in Italy in the 1860s, Henner's work fell outside the mainstream of French painting. Although he could be a vigorous realist, as seen in his religious paintings and portraits, Henner's posthumous reputation rests on his numerous images of nude women with long auburn hair. This painting is a variant on "La Source" or "Spring" exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1881. One of the models was Dorothy Tennant.
Date Description Narrative
7/18/1972Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation;
7/10/1991Treatmentcleaned; coated
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, between 1881 and 1884 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] At lower left in brown: J J HENNER; [Number] On paper sticker on frame and painting: 328
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1881-1884

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oil on panel
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H: 10 11/16 x W: 8 9/16 in. (27.1 x 21.8 cm); H with frame: 22 1/4 x W: 20 1/4 x 4 in. (56.5 x 51.4 x 10.2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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