Roman Girl at a Fountain
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This picture is one of the last genre scenes that Bonnat produced before he turned exclusively to portraiture. He probably agreed to paint the work for Catharine Lorillard Wolfe about 1873. Two years later the painting was delivered to Wolfe’s Madison Avenue brownstone, where it hung in the library, along with her half-length portrait by Cabanel (87.15.82). In October 1885, soon before she died, Wolfe moved Roman Girl at a Fountain, said to be one of her favorite works, to a specially constructed niche in her dining room.
Owner/Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY (United States)
Dates: 1875
Artist age:Approximately 42 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 170.18 cm (67 in.), Width: 99.06 cm (39 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Opusnight on 05 September 2012.
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