Currently on View in C306
The careful composition and solidly-rendered female figure shows Adams’s technical skill in the Academic tradition, though the sunlit courtyard is brighter than typical Munich School paintings.
When Adams learned of Indiana artists traveling to Munich in 1880, he decided to join even though he was already a well-respected artist in Muncie and had received European training at London’s South Kensington School between 1872 and 1874.
Adams did not send a picture from Munich home for exhibition until Wash Day, Bavaria in 1886. He favored this painting and hung it in a prominent location in his Muncie home.
Owned by Winifred Brady Adams (wife of the artist); given to the museum by sons of the artist