Description Meissionier was a self-taught artist who trained by studying the Dutch 17th-century masters in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Subsequently, he specialized in meticulously rendered genre scenes showing figures in historical costumes ranging in date from the 16th through the 18th century. Here, he shows four figures in 16th-century dress.
|1/01/2002||Examination||examined for exhibition|
- Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance Paul Prouté SA, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph F. McCrindle (1923-2008), New York, July 19, 1985, by purchase, #A1503; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, New York, 2008, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
Inscriptions Signed with artist's monogram: EM (conjoined)
Credit Gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2009
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