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Sketch for "Mud Pies"

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Description Knaus made this drawing in preparation for his painting "Mud Pies" (1873) (Walters 37.21). A graduate of the Düsseldorf Academy, Knaus turned to naturalism and studied in Paris for eight years, where he achieved considerable success. He later served as an instructor at the Berlin Academy.
Date Description Narrative
3/04/1983Examinationexamined for exhibition
  • A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
  • A Medley of German Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
  • A Child's-Eye View. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006.
  • German Drawings from the Walters Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010-2011.
Provenance Thomas Le Claire, Hamburg, Germany [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1982, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1982

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H: 12 15/16 x W: 19 7/16 in. (32.9 x 49.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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