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  • "Vanitas" Still Life · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    transitory human achievement and satisfactions The atlas is open to a map of the East Indies source of many Dutch fortunes and there is a city council document with an imposing seal The other open book is a history of the early counts of Holland whose lands were absorbed by the dukes of Burgundy in the 1400s The lute music and inkstand represent creative endeavors which like satisfaction in beautiful objects such as pearls are transitory pleasures Even the heavens and the earth represented by two globes are effected by Time whose relentless passage is marked by the hourglass The little known painter Adam Bernaert who monogrammed this painting often took his inspiration from paintings by the better known Evert Collier The present composition is closely based on a Collier composition signed and dated 1663 which in February 2008 was with the Dutch dealer Salomon Lilian Exhibitions World of Wonder The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1971 1972 New Light on Old Pictures Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Walters The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1981 1982 Going for Baroque The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1995 1996 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters

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  • A Glass Of Lemonade · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    raucous lives of the poor as subjects for painting Here an attentive young man tenderly mixes a restorative glass of lemonade for the young woman presumably to convey his own feelings to the love sick young woman under the watchful eyes of a chaperon Ter Borch was a talented portraitist as well as painter of interiors with figures in satins and other rich fabrics although the effect is diminished here by an over cleaning of the surface decades ago The models for the young people were the artist s half sister and brother Gersina and Moses who were also painters A first version of this composition was painted around 1663 With the assistance of his workshop Ter Borch then made additional versions with small variations Conservation Date Description Narrative 9 13 1951 Treatment coated inpainted re framed surface cleaned varnish removed or reduced Provenance Charles T Yerkes date and mode of acquisition unknown Charles T Yerkes Sale American Art Association New York 1910 no 134 Henry Walters Baltimore 1910 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1910 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection

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  • A Lady of Queen Elizabeth's Court · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1958 1959 Jewelry Ancient to Modern The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1979 1980 Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore National Gallery of Art Washington 2000 Provenance Collection of J P Morgan date and mode of acquisition unknown A Jay Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore 1963 by bequest Walters Art Museum 1963 by gift Credit Gift of the A Jay Fink Foundation Inc

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  • A Miracle of St. Nicholas of Bari · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Zeri s 1976 catalogue no 425 pp 535 536 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown 1881 catalogue no 216 1897 catalogue no 192 Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Signature Just below the architrave F PASCVCCI 177 3 Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection 1902 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share

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  • A Triton and a Nereid · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    webbed and a long fish like body playfully cavorts with a nereid or sea nymph Such pairs may be depicted accompanying Neptune ruler of the seas Exhibitions The Allure of Bronze The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1995 Provenance Arnold Seligmann date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1925 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1925 Download Image Add to

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  • A Venetian Courtyard · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    walls Architectural painting of the 18th century typically represented monumental vistas of grand buildings but in this work Guardi has found a different kind of beauty by painting a building from its back side Guardi s paintings combine a sense of place with a lightness of touch that suggest the potential romance and adventure around every corner They were particularly popular with British visitors on the Grand Tour for whom such views served as charming souvenirs For more information on this painting please see Federico Zeri s 1976 catalogue no 455 pp 567 568 Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination examined for condition 4 06 1971 Treatment cleaned inpainted varnish removed or reduced x ray 8 01 1999 Treatment examined for condition other Exhibitions Tiepolo Unveiled The Restoration of a Masterpiece The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 A Magnificent Age Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum Baltimore The Walters Art Museum Baltimore The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City Mint Museum of Art Charlotte 2002 2004 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown 1897 catalogue no 418 Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Transcription On

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  • Acteaon and His Hounds · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    She transformed Actaeon into a stag and he was torn apart by his own hunting dogs In this statuette only the head of the fallen Actaeon has taken on its animal shape Although small this figure group displays remarkably complex movement that is directed both toward and away from its center This dynamism is characteristic of the baroque style and contributes to the statuette s appeal Conservation Date Description Narrative

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  • Adonis Mourned by Venus and Cupids · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    hunter Adonis mortally wounded by a wild boar is mourned by his lover Venus goddess of love The tragedy is rendered with great delicacy and concentrates on the intimate moment of the last farewell Heightened emotion is imaginatively conveyed by the turbulence of the fluttering drapery and the inherent instability of the angle at which the body rests Superb craftsmanship in the final chasing of the surface creates rich textures and details The composition often parallels with the artist s Dead Christ Mourned by the Virgin Walters 54 1066 Soldani who was employed by the Medici court in Florence often designed elaborate bases for his works This exceptional example features detailing with a hunting motif and an inscription in Latin reading Through love I may resurrect alluding to the transformation of the blood of the dying Adonis into red anemones Exhibitions Highlights from the Collection The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1998 2001 Provenance Liddell family Ravensworth Castle Durham Albert 4th Earl Grey date and mode of acquisition unknown Jacques Seligmann New York date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Transcription AMORE RESURGAM Credit Acquired by

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