Description A young woman, wearing a white blouse with her shoulders bared and a long black skirt, kneels in prayer beside her bed. The furnishings of this contemporary bourgeois interior include a colorful oriental rug, a turned mahogany candlestand carrying a brass double candleholder, and an upholstered Louis XV-style armchair. Partially concealed by the pink silk bed curtains is a framed crucifix. Single-figured boudoir scenes, such as this work, were the mainstay of Plassan's oeuvre. A very similar composition, with the same figure and candlestand, entitled "La Prière," was sold at Sotheby's in London, July 21, 1976, no. 45, dated 1862.
|3/16/1971||Examination||examined for condition|
|12/17/1971||Treatment||cleaned; coated; other; loss compensation|
- From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Commissioned by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, December 5, 1863 ; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 166.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right in block letters: PLASSAN; [Transcription] Impressed on reverse of panel: TACHET / BREVETTE / A PARIS
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1863
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