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Basket of Asters  1863

by Léon Bonvin

During the 19th century an appreciation of Bonvin's work was confined to a small circle of connoisseurs and collectors, most prominent among them William T. Walters, father of Henry Walters, founder of the Walters Art Museum. For much of the 19th century William displayed and stored his watercolors in a deluxe leather-bound album with a specially commissioned frontispiece ...
H: 9 11/16 x W: 7 5/16 in. (24.6 x 18.5 cm)
Watercolor, with white heightening, iron gall ink and pen, over graphite underdrawing on slightly textured, moderately thick, cream laid paper
Creative Commons License, Courtesy of The Walters Art Museum