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Dutch Interior


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Description A servant girl has been found asleep by an older couple. Beside her, on a table covered with a checked cloth, is an unplucked dead goose and a large stoneware pitcher; at her feet waits a hungry cat beside a large copper basin. The artist has enriched the kitchen setting with such details as the broken mirror and the ceramic vase suspended from wall pegs, a large wooden-slatted bird-cage, and a wainscot of Delft tiles. This painting illustrates the domestic genre practiced by Leys' master F. de Braekeleer and by Leys himself, early in his career. Paul Mantz cited a Flemish kitchen scene by Leys, dated 1841, "M. Henri Leys," in the "Gazette des Beaux-Arts," 20 (1866):249. Another "Interieur flamand," dated 1836, was sold at the John Wilson Sale, Paris, March 14-16, 1881, no. 168.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/29/1980Treatmentsurface cleaned; coated; inpainted
6/18/2008Treatmentsurface cleaned; inpainted; coated; re-framed
Exhibitions
  • Salute to Belgium. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, between 1878 and 1884 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: HLeys; [Number] On paper sticker: 566; [Number] In pencil: 560; [Number] In pencil: 5155; [Number] In black stencil: 429V; [Number] Scratched: 332
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, between 1878 and 1884

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Period
ca. 1840
Medium
oil on wood (mahogany) panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.144
Measurements
H: 14 3/4 × W: 11 3/8 × D: 1/2 in. (37.47 × 28.89 × 1.27 cm); Framed H: 26 1/2 × W: 23 1/8 × D: 3 3/8 in. (67.31 × 58.74 × 8.57 cm)
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Not On View

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