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News from Afar

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Description Stevens depicted domestic interiors, in which he meticulously recorded the latest fashions in dress and furnishings. Here, a young woman, who has apparently just received news from a loved one far away, clutches at her heart.
Date Description Narrative
4/16/1975Treatmentcoated; inpainted; varnish removed or reduced
9/27/1984Loan Considerationexamined for loan
4/21/2009Loan Considerationexamined for condition
7/02/2009Loan Considerationexamined for loan
  • Alfred Stevens. The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal. 1977-1978.
  • Salute to Belgium. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
  • Sarah Bernhardt and Her Times. Wildenstein & Company, New York. 1984.
  • Alfred Stevens 1823-1906. Musees royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels; Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, AJ Amsterdam. 2009-2010.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1878 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Alfred Stevens; [Initials] Painted on reverse of canvas in red letters: A.S
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1878

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mid 1860s
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 24 11/16 x W: 15 15/16 in. (62.7 x 40.5 cm); Framed without buildup H: 37 1/8 × W: 28 9/16 × D: 4 1/2 in. (94.3 × 72.6 × 11.5 cm); Framed with buildup D: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm)


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