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A Windy Day


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A fishing village is being lashed by a violent gale. The fisherman's wives struggle across the dunes to mount an old fortification at the left. Beyond are an Argand lighthouse and the village houses with red tile roofs glistening in a shaft of light that has pierced the glowering sky. Several men struggle to raise a blue and white signal flag at a post near the sea's edge. The former identification of the site as the coast at the village of Scheveningen, near The Hague, cannot be substantiated. The presence of a lighthouse in close proximity to houses did not occur at Scheveningen nor elsewhere, given the danger of fire.
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Date Description Narrative
11/25/1996Examinationexamined for condition
2/24/1997Loan Considerationexamined for loan
Provenance John Wolfe, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John Wolfe Sale, New York, 1882, no. 32; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1882, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] In red at lower left: A Achenbach; [Date] In red at lower left: 70
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1882

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Period
1870
Medium
oil on wood (mahogany) panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.155
Measurements
H: 23 1/2 x W: 31 13/16 in. (59.7 x 80.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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