Amazone, costume de 1830
Amazon in Costume of 1830
first issued 1845-1850
bronze with green over black patina
Dimensions (HxWxD): 14 1⁄2 x 14 1⁄4 x 5 1⁄2 in.
Acc. No.: 27.145
Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1889
Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
- prior to 1889, Baltimore, William T. Walters [mode of acquisition unknown]
- 1894, Baltimore, Henry Walters, by inheritance
- 1931, Walters Art Museum, by bequest
- Museum's information, April 2013:
In the 19th century, the term "Amazon" was applied to women riders as well as to their long riding habits or costumes. This young woman mounted side-saddle may be Hélène of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1814-1858), who married the duke of Orléans in 1837.