Balkan Peasants Praying in Cave Chapel

Théodore Valérioca. 1867 (?)

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum


  • Title: Balkan Peasants Praying in Cave Chapel
  • Creator: Théodore Valerio (French, 1819-1879)
  • Date Created: ca. 1867 (?)
  • Subject Keywords: woman; man; church; prayer; devotion; peasant; genre; biblical/religious
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  • Roles: Artist: Théodore Valerio (French, 1819-1879)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1867 (?), by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: watercolors
  • Medium: watercolor with gum detailing over graphite underdrawing on moderately textured, thick, cream wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "Valerio" in brown ink, lower left; "58" in graphite, upper right, verso
  • Exhibitions: The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
  • Dimensions: H: 11 x W: 8 1/8 in. (28 x 20.7 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1867 (?)
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1411


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