Departing for the Promenade (Will You Go Out with Me, Fido?)

Alfred-Émile-Léopold Stevens, Belgian, 1823 - 1906


Oil on panel

24 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches (61.6 x 48.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 151, European Art 1850-1900, first floor (Colket Gallery)

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Credit Line:
The W. P. Wilstach Collection, bequest of Anna H. Wilstach, 1893

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Stevens was appreciated in his day for his elegant evocations of opulent environments, fashionable dress, and refined manners, often represented by a single figure, as here, going about the rituals of genteel daily life. The title, however, with its suggestion of an amusing anecdote, was probably given to the painting only when it came to the United States in the late nineteenth century.

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