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Beauty's Bath.
1857-1865
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by F. P. Whiting , American, born 1840
Publisher:Published by Phelps & Watson , American, 1859 - 1864
After a work by:After a work by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer , British, 1802 - 1873
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper in mat
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 12 11/16 x 9 5/16in. (32.2 x 23.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 16 x 11 11/16in. (40.6 x 29.7cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: A small girl stands in an interior holding a spotted dog, apparently a cocker spaniel, in her arms, partially wrapped in a sheet or towel. She wears a blouse with a wide neckline, which is slipping off her shoulder, and a short skirt. She is barefoot. A large sunken bath or pool is in the foreground. A rose floats in the water at the left. A mirror and a hair brush lie on the floor in the left foreground. A large basket or pot in the right foreground contains sponges. Additional sheets or towels are draped over a day bed or couch in the background and lie on the floor at the edge of the bath. The girl stands on one of them. Heavy curtains or drapes are in the background.
Source Note: The composition is based on a painting with the same title by Sir Edwin Landseer, possibly through the intermediary of an engraving by John Sartain. The Sartain engraving was published in Graham's Magazine in 1848. (Finlay, 8/3/2006)
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "BEAUTY'S BATH." In pencil: lower left, "109"; lower right, "205 CNEA". On verso, in pencil: lower center, "Dwr 34"; lower right, accession number and "125".
Object Number: 1989.57.0
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