Artist John La Farge, American, 1835-1910
  • Numa Pompilius
Date 1905
Medium watercolor over pencil on thin tissue paper mounted overall to paperboard
Dimensions Sheet: 9 1/2 × 13 7/16 inches (24.1 × 34.1 cm)
Mount: 10 1/2 × 13 7/8 inches (26.7 × 35.2 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Merrill Fund
Accession Number 48.270
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in pencil, lower right: JLF 190[illegible]
Marks Mark, in red ink, lower left: [Chinese chop mark of three characters in a circle]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, lower left: Numa Pompilius | He sits listening to the nymph | instructing him. The font flows between them
Inscribed, on mount, lower right: Design from Baltimore Court House | Return to John La Farge [struck through] | 51 W 10
1948-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 29, 1 (1949-1950): pp. 18-20 (ill.).

Page, Addison Franklin. "Four Water Color Studies by John La Farge." Art Quarterly 12, 3 (1949): pp. 282-284.