Four Figural Studies

Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815 - 1891)n.d.

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

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.


  • Title: Four Figural Studies
  • Creator: Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815 - 1891)
  • Date Created: n.d.
  • 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: Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815 - 1891)
  • 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.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: ink on paper with traces of an under drawing in pencil
  • Inscriptions: Signed with artist's monogram: EM (conjoined)
  • Exhibitions: Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
  • Dimensions: H: 4 3/4 x W: 4 1/2 in. (12.07 x 11.43 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2009
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.2802

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