Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)1859-1865

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

  • Title: Indecision
  • Creator: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Date Created: 1859-1865
  • Subject Keywords: woman; allegory
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  • Roles: Artist: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1862, 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 graphite underdrawing and white heightening on cream, thick, slightly textured wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "Gavarni" in brown watercolor, lower right; "indécision" in brown watercolor, lower left
  • 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: 12 13/16 x 8 1/4 in. (32.5 x 21 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1862
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1494