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Portrait of Jennie Walters as a Little Girl
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Portrait of Jennie Walters as a Little Girl


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Description Jennie Walters was born in 1853, the daughter of William T. and Ellen Walters (née Harper), and the sister of Henry Walters. She was educated in Paris, and at St. Mary's Convent, Georgetown, and later at Harvard University. In Cambridge she met Warren Delano, a close friend of her brother. She became engaged, and they married in 1876. After her marriage she lived in Orange, New Jersey, and, from 1900, in New York City. She had seven children, five of whom lived into adulthood. She died in 1922. Baker's contemporaries credited his success to his early work as a miniature painter, a craft he learned from his father. Such training helped the younger Baker hone his skills at modeling the human figure, creating delicate color effects, and fostering a sense of intimacy in full-scale oil portraits.
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Date Description Narrative
11/03/1981Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, by commission, before ca. 1860; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by bequest, 1894; Walters Art Museum, by bequest, 1931.
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters

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Period
ca. 1860
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1207
Measurements
H: 14 5/8 x W: 12 3/8 in. (37.2 x 31.5 cm) Framed: 22 x 20 x 3 3/4 in. (55.9 x 50.8 x 9.5 cm)
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  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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