• Title: The Foolish Virgins
  • Creator: Alexandre Bida (French, 1823-1895)
  • Date Created: 1884-1885
  • Subject Keywords: woman; New Testament; biblical/religious
  • 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: Alexandre Bida (French, 1823-1895)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1885, by purchase [from the artists, George Lucas as agent] [1]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest. [1] See Lucas Diaries, vol. 2, p. 606. "Call from Bida to whom paid (cash) 1500 fs for drawing 'Les vierges folles' for WTWs"
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: brush and ink and black crayon with scraping over charcoal (?) underdrawing on moderately thick, moderately textured, laminate, wove (?) paper prepared with a white pigmented ground
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] In charcoal at lower right: Bida
  • Exhibitions: Gérôme and His Circle: Travel, Art, and Business in the Middle East. 2015-2016., 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., A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
  • Dimensions: H: 18 5/16 x W: 12 5/8 in. (46.5 x 32 cm); Framed H: 29 1/2 x W: 25 13/16 x D: 1 9/16 in. (75 x 65.5 x 4 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1885
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.914

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