Woman Weeping at the Feet of Another

Emanuel Leutze1859

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

Emanuel Leutze was born in the town of Schwäbisch Gmünd in the state of Württemberg in southern Germany. His family immigrated to the United States while he was a child, living first in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before settling in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 1840, sales of his early work enabled Leutze to study at Düsseldorf and then Munich. Leutze returned to America in 1851 on the occasion of the exhibition of what was to be his most popular work, Washington Crossing the Delaware (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). It is not known if this drawing of two women in classical dress relates to a specific painting by Leutze, but he used the pose, which derives from antique statuary, in several other compositions.


  • Title: Woman Weeping at the Feet of Another
  • Creator: Emanuel Leutze (German, 1816-1868)
  • Date Created: 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: Emanuel Leutze (German, 1816-1868)
  • 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: drawings
  • Medium: pencil on paper
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] at lower left: E. Leutze 59
  • Exhibitions: American Artists Abroad: Works from the Permanent Collection . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014., German Drawings from the Walters Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010-2011.
  • Dimensions: H: 9 3/4 x W: 8 1/16 in. (24.8 x 20.4 cm); Mat H: 19 1/4 x W: 14 1/4 in. (48.9 x 36.2 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1266

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