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Evening Prayer

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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.
Date Description Narrative
3/16/1971Examinationexamined for condition
12/17/1971Treatmentcleaned; 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 [1]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] 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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oil on panel (three-ply laminated wood)
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 10 5/8 x W: 8 11/16 in. (27 x 22 cm); Framed H: 20 1/16 × W: 17 15/16 × D: 2 3/4 in. (51 × 45.6 × 7 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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