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The Prodigal Son
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The Prodigal Son


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This painting of the prodigal son as a forlorn youth seated next to a man talking to a young woman is a replica of a work exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1841. The original version was destroyed in the Chicago Fire of 1871.
Provenance E.-L. Jacibson, The Hague; Sale, Paris, 1876, no. 21; M. Leblanc-Barbedienne Sale, Paris, 1892, no. 27; William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] At left: T. Couture/1850
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1850
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.848
Measurements
13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (33.6 x 26 cm)
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Not On View

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