A Girl seated outside a House

The church seen in the background is in Montigny-sur-Loing. The model for the girl may the same as in the artist's 'Girl feeding a Bird in a Cage'. This was painted when Maris was living in Paris. It entered the collection under the title 'Vespers', although the girl appears to be trimming her hat with flowers rather than praying.

Key facts

Artist dates
1837 - 1899
Full title
A Girl seated outside a House
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on mahogany
32.7 x 20.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs Mary James Mathews to the Tate Gallery in memory of her husband, Frank Claughton Mathews, 1944; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery