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Study for "L'Avis du modèle"

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This drawing is related to a painting by Bargue titled "The Opinion of the Model" (1874), which is now unlocated. In the painting the model wears a shift on her upper body and her legs are covered. She stands beside the artist (depicted in the costume of the 18th-century) examining a large allegorical painting.
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; other
  • A Generation of Draughtsmen. The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor. 1962.
  • A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
  • Charles Bargue: The Art of Drawing. Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 2003-2004.
  • 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.
Provenance Samuel Putnam Avery, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; William T. Walters, Baltimore, March 10, 1885, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1885

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ca. 1857
charcoal on beige, moderately thick, slightly textured, wove paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
9 5/8 x 6 9/16 in. (24.5 x 16.7 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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