Antoine Émile Plassan1863-1864

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

A woman, wearing a nightgown with her shoulder exposed, places a strand of rosary beads on a devotional image mounted on the wall beside her bed. In this instance Plassan suggests a late 17th-century interior, showing a high-backed chair upholstered in needlepoint and a Spanish embossed leather wall-covering.

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  • Title: Devotion
  • Creator: Antoine-Émile Plassan (French, 1817-1903)
  • Date Created: 1863-1864
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Antoine-Émile Plassan (French, 1817-1903)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore, December 5, 1863, by commission [payment made on April 9, 1864]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: oil paintings; panel paintings
  • Medium: oil on panel (mahogany)
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] At lower right in block letters: PLASSAN; [Number] On reverse of frame: no. 48
  • Exhibitions: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Dimensions: H: 9 5/8 x W: 7 3/8 in. (24.5 x 18.8 cm); Framed H: 19 3/16 x W: 16 5/8 x D: 2 13/16 in. (48.7 x 42.3 x 7.2 cm)
  • Credit Line: Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1863
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.45