National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Two Women at a Window Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (artist)
Spanish, 1617 - 1682
Two Women at a Window, c. 1655/1660
oil on canvas
overall: 125.1 x 104.5 cm (49 1/4 x 41 1/8 in.) framed: 182.3 x 160.3 cm (71 3/4 x 63 1/8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.46
On View
From the Tour: Spanish Painting in the Seventeenth Century
Object 6 of 7

1857Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of more than Forty Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Mss., &c.&c., visited in 1854 and 1856, ..., forming a supplemental volume to the "Treasures of Art in Great Britain". London, 1857: 388-389.
1883Curtis, Charles B. Velázquez and Murillo. New York and London, 1883: 288.
1885Catalogue of Paintings Forming the Collection of P. A. B. Widener, Ashbourne, near Philadelphia. 2 vols. Paris, 1885-1900: 2(1900):229, repro.
1891Stirling-Maxwell, William. Annals of the Artists of Spain. 3 vols. London, 1848: 2:920-921; 3:1442, repro. 920 (also 1891 ed., 3:1091-1093, repro. 1092; 4:1635).
1913Mayer, August L. Murillo. Klassiker der Kunst, 22. Stuttgart and Berlin, 1913: 215, repro. (also 1923 ed., 215, repro.).
1915Mayer, August L. "Notes on Spanish Pictures in American Collections." Art in America 3 (1915): 315.
1916Berenson, Bernard, and William Roberts. Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: Early Italian and Spanish Schools. Philadelphia, 1916: unpaginated, repro., as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1923Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1923: unpaginated, repro.
1931Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 34, repro.
1935Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 34, repro.
1935Tietze, Hans. Meisterwerke europäischer Malerei in Amerika. Vienna, 1935: 20, repro. (English ed., Masterpieces of European Painting in America. New York, 1939 :20, repro. ).
1942Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 6, as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1944Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Masterpieces of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1944: 80, color repro., as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1945Cook 1945, 65-86, fig. 11.
1948Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 32, repro., as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1956Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 34, repro., as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1957Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 115, as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1960Evans, Grose. Spanish Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1960 (Booklet Number Ten in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 30, color repro.
1960The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 24, repro.
1961Gaya Nuño, Juan A. "Peinture picaresque," L'oeil 84 (December, 1961): 58, color repro. 59.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 170, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 95, as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:210, color repro., as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 84, repro., as A Girl and her Duenna.
1972Angulo Iñiguez, Diego. "Quelques tableaux de Murillo. Les femmes à la fenêtre ..., de la Galerie Nationale ...." In Evolution générale et dévelop. régionaux en histoire de l'art. 3 vols. Budapest, 1972: 2:781-784, pl. 533: 1.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 250, repro., as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1978Gaya Nuño, Juan A. L'opera completa di Murillo. Milan, 1978: 103-104, color repro. front cover.
1979Angulo Iñiguez, Diego. "Murillo y Goya." Goya. 148-150 (1979): 211-213, repro. 210.
1981Angulo Iñiguez, Diego. Murillo: Su vida, su arte, su obra. 3 vols. Madrid, 1981: 1:452-455; 2:307-308, pl. 435.
1981Kinkead, Duncan T. "Tres documentos nuevos del pintor Matías Arteaga y Alfaro." BSAA 47 (1981): 345-357.
1982Brown, Jonathan. "Murillo, pintor de temas eróticos. Una faceta inadvertida de su obra." Goya 169-171 (1982): 35-43, fig. 7.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 244, no. 309, color repro., as A Girl and Her Duenna.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 290, repro.
1986Kinkead, Duncan T. "The Picture Collection of Don Nicolás Omazur." The Burlington Magazine 128 (1986): 132-146.
1990El Espacio Privado: Cinco Siglos en Veinte Palabras. Exh. cat. Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain, 1990: 332, repro.
1990Brown, Jonathan, and Richard G. Mann. Spanish Paintings of the Fifteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1990: 105-109, color repro. 107.
1991Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 199, color repro.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 86, repro.
2001Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA II: Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. Chicago, 2001: 100-101, 212, color repro.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 170, no. 129, color repro.
2006Rosenberg, Pierre. Only in America: One Hundred Paintings in American Museums Unmatched in European Collections. Milan, 2006: 108-109, 233, 239, color fig.
2010Glendinning, Nigel. "Collectors of Spanish Paintings." In Spanish Art in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1920. Studies in Reception, in Memory of Enriqueta Harris Frankfort. Edited by Nigel Glendinning and Hilary Macartney. London, 2010: 54-55, fig. 14.

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