Italian Peasant Kneeling with Child

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1825-1905

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

  • Title: Italian Peasant Kneeling with Child
  • Creator: William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905)
  • Date Created: 1825-1905
  • Subject Keywords: woman; child; infant; prayer; devotion; church; peasant; genre
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  • Roles: Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: watercolors
  • Medium: watercolor and graphite underdrawing with gum heightening and shell gold on cream, moderately thick, heavily textured wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "W. Bouguereau" in brown watercolor, 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., Portraits Re-Examined: Dawoud Bey Project. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008-2009., A Supple Brush: The Flowering of Continental Watercolors. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979., A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
  • Dimensions: Sheet: H: 10 11/16 x W: 7 1/2 in. (27.1 x 19 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.138