standing woman wearing dark long skirt, white blouse, hat with wide brim and scarf tied around her head, with bundles on her back and around her waist, carrying a staff in her PL hand resting on her PL shoulder; little boy standing to left of woman, wearing pants, jacket and light-colored hat, holding a stick in his PR hand

Peasant Woman Standing with a Boy, 1825

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A distracted student, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps disliked the large academic studios of his brief training and was largely self-taught. This rare early drawing dates from the year before his debut at the Paris Salons. It reveals his early interest in rural subjects and talent for naturalistic description.

Details
Title
Peasant Woman Standing with a Boy
Artist Life
Paris 1803–Fontainebleau 1860
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.127.17
Provenance
Art market, possibly from a Dutch dealer, 1988, through Richard Campbell; to Yvonne and Gabriel Weisberg, Minneapolis (until 2014; given to Mia)
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standing woman wearing dark long skirt, white blouse, hat with wide brim and scarf tied around her head, with bundles on her back and around her waist, carrying a staff in her PL hand resting on her PL shoulder; little boy standing to left of woman, wearing pants, jacket and light-colored hat, holding a stick in his PR hand