Going to the Well

Auguste-Antoine-Ernest Hébert (French, 1817-1908)1817-1859

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

The artists Hebert worked in the classical tradition, and painted Italian genre scenes, religious subjects, and portraits.

The young peasant is carrying an empty copper pot on her head while descending the rocky terrain of the Italian countryside. She is a replica of the principal figure in "The Women of Cervaro", Salon of 1859.

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  • Title: Going to the Well
  • Creator: Auguste-Antoine-Ernest Hébert (French, 1817-1908)
  • Date Created: 1817-1859
  • 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: Auguste-Antoine-Ernest Hébert (French, 1817-1908)
  • Provenance: M. Gavet, Paris (date and mode of acquisition unknown); Sale, M. Gavet's residence, Paris, May 11, 1883; purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, May 11, 1883 [1]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 563.
  • Object Type: oil paintings
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Lower left: Herbet
  • Exhibitions: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Dimensions: H: 27 3/4 x W: 17 5/8 in. (70.5 x 44.7 cm); Framed H: 38 1/2 x W: 28 x D: 4 15/16 in. (97.8 x 71.1 x 12.5 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1883
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.133


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