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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