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Drawing Water  1858

by François Bonvin

A servant stands to the right of a copper urn drawing water into a bucket. At the left a towel is suspended on the wall and on the floor are placed a large ceramic jug and a small bowl. Weisberg (1979) suggested that the artist, in this instance, drew inspiration from Chardin's "La Pourvoyeuse" or from "La Fontaine de cuivre." This subject is recurrent in Bonvin's work. In...
H: 17 15/16 x W: 12 3/4 in. (45.5 x 32.4 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum