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File:Jules-Ferdinand Jacquemart - Intérior de Cour à Rouen - Walters 371978.jpg[edit]

"intérior" should be "intérieur"--Zolo (talk) 10:03, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Édouard de Beaumont - Vous Permettez - Walters 371596.jpg[edit]

Just that the question mark was missing in the inscription ("Vous permettez ?")

File:Tibetan - An Unidentified Monk - Walters F84.jpg[edit]

The provenance for File:Tibetan - An Unidentified Monk - Walters F84.jpg is missing information on its acquisition by the Walters Museum. According to the data, it is still owned by John and Berthe Ford. Other objects gifted by John and Berthe Ford include a line stating when the gift was made to the Walters Museum. Kaldari (talk) 18:09, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

We at the Walters Art Museum have identified the whole set of objects that are not owned by the museum. We're working on a solution. --Dylan k (talk) 18:19, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Japanese names[edit]

A lot of Japanese names are transliterated incorrectly (or in a very out-dated style). The most common problem is that long vowels are being written with a circumflex[1] or an umlut[2] rather than a macron. For example it should be Gotō Shinjō, rather than Gotô Shinjô or Gotö Shinjö. Kaldari (talk) 01:47, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Kawanabe Gyosai should be Kawanabe Kyōsai: [3] Kaldari (talk) 22:49, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

I inquired with the museum about this one. Many of the nomenclature in the database dates back to when the older style was more prevalent. It was more efficient for the museum to retain the older standard than to revise everything. Wikipedians may have an efficient method for updating the style?--Dylan k (talk) 19:54, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

File:Kurowa Katsubumi - Long Sword with Fittings of Rabbits on Waves - Walters 511236 - Group.jpg[edit]

It says the sword is from the 18th century but the artist wasn't born until the 19th century (1845). Kaldari (talk) 06:50, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Joseph Théodore Deck - Large Plate - Walters 481909.jpg[edit]

Deck's name is spelled with a hyphen (Joseph-Théodore Deck), but the Walters lists it without a hyphen. Kaldari (talk) 16:01, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

This probably happened because we checked the Walters' names against names already in use on Wikimedia, etc. In many cases, the later spelling was used. The Walters uses a (industry standard) structured vocabulary for artist names, which in many cases does not match the names used here. More info at: https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/ulan/index.html --Dylan k (talk) 18:24, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Near Eastern - Cylinder Seal with Standing Deity - Walters 42428 - Side A.jpg[edit]

The inscription field is just "[Inscription]". Kaldari (talk) 21:42, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Same for File:Colmar Painter - Running Warrior - Walters 481920.jpg and File:Epeleios Painter - Kylix Depicting a Standing Youth and Two Youths Bathing - Walters 4889 - Side A.jpg.--Zolo (talk) 21:51, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, this seems to be the case for quite a few. Kaldari (talk) 23:02, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Hippolyte Camille Delpy - The House of M Lucas - Walters 371157.jpg[edit]

This is en:Boissise-la-Bertrand, not "Boisisse-la-Bertrand". --Zolo (talk) 11:09, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Chinese - Scepter ("Ju-i") - Walters 42298.jpg[edit]

Description was: "Mutton-fat." Consists of three oval plaques mounted in wood and carved with emblems and the character. Tassled cords. Mounted on paste-board covered with red silk."

"the character": which one ? (text missing)
"Mutton-fat.": sounds obscure (it actually refers to very bright jade)
Part or all of that description could probably go to the "medium" field that only has "jade". --Zolo (talk) 17:22, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
By the way "Ju-i" (Wade-Giles spelling) is more commonly written ruyi (pinyin). --Zolo (talk) 09:41, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Scarab with the Name of King Siptah - Walters 4234 - Bottom.jpg[edit]

There were 2 typos in the description for this object. Kaldari (talk) 03:48, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

when fixing typos, it may help to indicate what they were, in case the Walters would like to make similar corrections to the source data. --Dylan k (talk) 18:26, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Chinese names[edit]

Transliteration

Not really an error but Chinese artist naming is not consistent, some of the being in Wade Giles, some others in pinyin. I guess it is a known issue since some provide both forms, but I list some of them here for convenience.

  • Wade Giles (at least non-pinyin): Ch'ien Ch'en-ch'un, Ch'iang P'u, Chiang family, Chieh-fu, Ho Kuo-tsung, Hsu Fang, Hsiu Mu Chu Shih, Liang Shih-cheng, Liu T'ung hsun, Pao K'ai, Sung-shou, Wang Yu-tun, Yüan Shang-t'ung, Yun-lin Chu-shih
  • Pinyin: Cuo Yigui, Dong Yuan, Du Jin, Fei Yigeng, Gao Qipei, Gu Jianlong, Ho Ying, Lan Ying, Lan Shen, Leng Mei, Qian Feng, Qian Hui'an, Qiu Ying, Ren Bonian, Sheng Mou, Tang Yin, Wang Xianzhi, Wang Yuanqi, Zhang Lu, Zhou Xian, Zhu Wenxin

-Zolo (talk) 08:54, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Ambiguitiy

File:Adriaen Brouwer - Two Peasants in an Inn - Walters 372409.jpg[edit]

Hi everyone. File:Adriaen Brouwer - Two Peasants in an Inn - Walters 372409.jpg has an artist infobox for Adriaen Brouwer, and a title, however, if you read the description and double check the Walters website, Brouwer did not create the artwork, but someone (perhaps a student) in his "circle," therefore I'm calling this an error and I think it should probably be changed or reconsidered for a new title and the removal of the Brouwer in the artist section (perhaps rename it "Student of Brouwer," or "Someone in the circle of Brouwer," or whatever the curators would say. Thanks. I'd be bold and change it, but, I'm not really comfortable doing so until we get the Walters impact (and maybe someone else changes it of course). Sarah (talk) 14:03, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

This is certainly a problem, but is related to the upload rather than to data provided by the museum. It should be fixed soo (see Commons_talk:Walters_Art_Museum#Clean_up). About file titles, I would agree, but it would need to be done consistently for all files. --Zolo (talk) 14:32, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Master of the Carminati Coronation - Last Supper - Walters 37753.jpg[edit]

This file originally had no artist listed (nor is there one listed on the Walters site). It seems the artist is Master of the Carminati Coronation (Italian, active 1425-1450) (possibly Antonio Orsini). Kaldari (talk) 19:09, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Typo in File:Algerian - Turban Cover - Walters 83178.jpg[edit]

Place or origin "Algeiria" should be "Algeria"

Is this same mistake present on other items in the upload? --Dylan k (talk) 18:27, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Album of birds and flowers[edit]

Artist is said to be "Toshun (Japanese, active 16th century-1723)". If this is a single person, this is pretty vague, so why "1723". The Union List of Artist name has a Toshun, active 16th century). The work itself is dated "1747-1797", which is not within the artist's work period, is that a reprint ?. --Zolo (talk) 12:12, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Walters 35101[edit]

All paintings in this category have similar dimensions and accession number, and exactly the same number. However the museum website does not group them under a same "parent" object. What kind of relation is there between those paintings ? --Zolo (talk) 21:36, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

These paintings with these similar accession numbers were once a part of an album of paintings. They have the similar numbers to represent that. The website doesn't show the relationship because the parent album does not have a record on the website. --Dylan k (talk) 20:56, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Chinese - Scepter - Walters 42310.jpg[edit]

typo: rui -> ruyi.

File:Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory - The Toilet of Madame - Walters 48995.jpg[edit]

In the description it says: "Les m?urs françaises". Not sure what letter is supposed to go where the ? is. Kaldari (talk) 08:02, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

most probably "mœurs"--Zolo (talk) 08:22, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Lorenzo de Zaragoza - Madonna and Child on a Throne - Walters 37747.jpg[edit]

The date for the artwork is listed as "between 1410 and 1420", but the lifespan of the artist is given as "ca. 1364-1401". One of them must be wrong. Kaldari (talk) 22:59, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Italian - Devotional Plaque with the Madonna of the Fish - Walters 541708.jpg[edit]

The title of this work was originally missing a space character between 'the' and 'Madonna'. Kaldari (talk) 01:22, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

File:French - Watch Case with Lot and His Daughters - Walters 58136.jpg[edit]

"The rear view of one daughter who has removed her clothes might stir the imagination, especially when the cool watch was held in a warm (male) hand."

WTF? Kaldari (talk) 01:58, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

I've removed the weird commentary from from our version, but it still exists on the Walters site.[4] Kaldari (talk) 02:04, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Scarab with Unification Image - Walters 4279 - Impression Detail.jpg[edit]

This impression detail image is associated with the wrong scarab, as you can see if you click on Additional Views on the Walters site.[5] Kaldari (talk) 02:52, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

OK. But is an error in the description provided by the museum. --JMCC1 (talk) 12:01, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:T'oros Roslin - Last Judgment - Walters W539109V - Open Reverse.jpg[edit]

Medium was ' inkink, paint and gold on parchment'.--Zolo (talk) 11:47, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

File:French - Enameled Watch with Flowers - Walters 58140 - Back.jpg[edit]

Typo in the medium: "basse-teaille" should be "basse-taille".[6] Kaldari (talk) 07:18, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Sematawy File:Egyptian - Scarab with Unification Image - Walters 4279 - Impression Detail.jpg[edit]

File:Egyptian - Scarab with Unification Image - Walters 4279 - Impression Detail. It is not correct image.

  • The correct image is similar to Sema taouy.jpg or Chephren CG 14-Detail.jpg Sematawy
  • Is duplicate of File:Egyptian - Scarab with the Throne Name of Thutmosis III - Walters 4268 - Impression Detail Egyptian - Scarab with the Throne Name of Thutmosis III (1479-1425 BC) - Walters 4277 - Impression Detail.jpg

See text and new category --JMCC1 (talk) 01:51, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Heart Scarab of Bak-en-Djehuti - Walters 42380 - Impression Detail.jpg[edit]

Hieroglyphs (error): old [7] new [8]

  • ḥm in ḥm-nṯr "prophet" (Flag and Launderer's club)
  • mȝˁ in mȝˁ-ḫrw "True of voice" (Plinth and Oar)

See category. --JMCC1 (talk) 01:42, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Pectoral with Scarab - Walters 4291 - View A (2).jpg[edit]

Error: Hieroglyph eye in Osiris name. See category. --JMCC1 (talk) 04:11, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Pectoral with Scarab - Walters 4291 - View A.jpg[edit]

Error: Hieroglyph eye in Osiris name. See category. --JMCC1 (talk) 19:27, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Scarab of Neferu-Re - Walters 4256 - Bottom.jpg[edit]

Rotate. See hieroglyphs and category. --JMCC1 (talk) 11:50, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Inlay Fragment with Hieroglyphs - Walters 47177 (2).jpg[edit]

Rotate. See hieroglyphs. See new file Egyptian - Inlay Fragment with Hieroglyphs - Walters 47177.jpg JMCC1 (talk) 11:52, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Follower of Jean Pénicaud III - Presentation in the Temple - Walters 44123.jpg[edit]

The same artist was listed twice. You can still see this in the version on the Walters site. Kaldari (talk) 22:40, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Same for this one: [9] Kaldari (talk) 23:04, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Muhammad Musá al-Mudhahhib - Nawfal and His Men Fight Laylá's Tribe - Walters W606133B - Full Page.jpg[edit]

The title had a question mark in it rather than an apostrophe. It's still incorrect on the Walters site: [10] Kaldari (talk) 23:13, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Same for these two: [11][12] Kaldari (talk) 23:35, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
And lots of others. Kaldari (talk) 23:56, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Muhammad Musá al-Mudhahhib - Incipit with Illuminated Titlepiece - Walters W606169B - Full Page.jpg[edit]

"Illuminated" was misspelled in the title. Kaldari (talk) 23:18, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Muhammad Musá al-Mudhahhib - Untitled - Walters W606234B - Full Page.jpg[edit]

This work had no title whatsoever, which normally I would think was OK, but it seems the Walters gives everything a title, so perhaps it was a mistake. Kaldari (talk) 23:26, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Tiffany and Company - Indian-style bowl - Walters 57967 - Profile.jpg[edit]

There's something wrong with the other view of this object: [13] Kaldari (talk) 00:11, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Corot categories[edit]

Thanks for uploading images of paintings and drawings by Corot. Unless they are portraits of Corot himself, they belong in subcategories Category:Drawings by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Category:Etchings by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Category:Lithographs by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot or Category:Paintings by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. I've moved the latest additions accordingly. --Mirokado (talk) 17:04, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Heart Scarab of Hati-iay - Walters 4230 - Impression (2).jpg[edit]

Error. Repeated phrase:

Translation] Osiris, (the) military scribe Hati- / iay, the justified, he says: Heart (that I received) from mother, / heart (that I received) from mother, heart of different ages! Do not stand up against me as a witness; / do not contradict me in the court; do not be hostile / to me in the presence of the Keeper of the Balance. You are my Ka (life-force), / which is in my body, the creator, who makes whole my limbs. Go to / the place, which is prepared for me there. Do not make / my name stink to the councilors (judges), who make / people (mortals) to (renewed) beginners.

--JMCC1 (talk) 22:05, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Tiffany and Company - Covered Jar - Walters 44589 - Profile.jpg[edit]

dimensions = 1/8 in. (0.2 cm). Rather unlikely.--Zolo (talk) 13:06, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Head - Walters 22221.jpg[edit]

Error, likely. Size of head: height = 53.2 cm. Colossal statue? --JMCC1 (talk) 21:33, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Scottish - Ribbon Armlet and Neck Torque - Walters 571847, 571848.jpg[edit]

Not "SW Russia" but Scotland per the museum, which I changed on the file. Johnbod (talk) 13:23, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Many many "places of origin" are wrong on Commons, there was apparently a bug with the upload. --Zolo (talk) 14:13, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

place of origin is Geraardsbergen

File:Hatifi - Incipit with Illuminated Pieces - Walters W657282B - Full Page.jpg[edit]

Two Identical authors

Eusebius[edit]

Eusebius seem to the listed as an author of many files in:

See for example here. According to en:Eusebius of Caesarea he wrote a lot about Gospels, but I do not think he should be credited for writing gospels themselves. --Jarekt (talk) 15:52, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

I think the conection is that most pictures show the en:Eusebian Canons Category:Canon tables. Eusebius was always credited with the final form of the tables. --Concord (talk) 20:20, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, that makes sense. --Jarekt (talk) 03:11, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Horst Gräbner corrections[edit]

File:Ise-Kane - Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi - Walters 95758.jpg[edit]

The commentary text isn’t correct: >>|artist = Ise-Kane |title = Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi |description = {{en|The story of Ishikawa Heisuke, who is depicted at Kameyama, is not known. Kameyama is one ...<< but it’s not possible to adjust it. The line for the artist is missing. And I added some informations about the print, see actual version. Horst Graebner from the 'Kunisada project’.--Horst Gräbner (talk) 12:00, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Iseya Kanekichi - Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi - Walters 95757.jpg[edit]

The commentary text isn’t correct: >>|artist = Ise-Kane |title = Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi |description = {{en|The story of Ishikawa Heisuke, who is depicted at Kameyama, is not known. Kameyama is one ...<< but it’s not possible to adjust it. The line for the artist is missing. And I added some informations about the print, see actual version. Horst Graebner from the 'Kunisada project’.--Horst Gräbner (talk) 12:01, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Iseya Kanekichi - Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi - Walters 95759.jpg[edit]

The commentary text isn’t correct: >>|artist = Ise-Kane |title = Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi |description = {{en|The story of Ishikawa Heisuke, who is depicted at Kameyama, is not known. Kameyama is one ...<< but it’s not possible to adjust it. The line for the artist is missing. And I added some informations about the print, see actual version. Horst Graebner from the 'Kunisada project'.--Horst Gräbner (talk) 12:01, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Tsujiokaya Bunsuke - Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi - Walters 95760.jpg[edit]

The commentary text isn’t correct: >>|artist = Ise-Kane |title = Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi |description = {{en|The story of Ishikawa Heisuke, who is depicted at Kameyama, is not known. Kameyama is one ...<< but it’s not possible to adjust it. The line for the artist is missing. And I added some informations about the print, see actual version. Horst Graebner from the 'Kunisada project'.--Horst Gräbner (talk) 12:02, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Tsujiokaya Bunsuke - Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi - Walters 95761.jpg[edit]

The commentary text isn’t correct: >>|artist = Ise-Kane |title = Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi |description = {{en|The story of Ishikawa Heisuke, who is depicted at Kameyama, is not known. Kameyama is one ...<< but it’s not possible to adjust it. The line for the artist is missing. And I added some informations about the print, see actual version. Horst Graebner from the 'Kunisada project'.--Horst Gräbner (talk) 12:02, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Utagawa Toyokuni III - Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi - Walters 95762.jpg[edit]

The commentary text isn’t correct: >>|artist = Ise-Kane |title = Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi |description = {{en|The story of Ishikawa Heisuke, who is depicted at Kameyama, is not known. Kameyama is one ...<< but it’s not possible to adjust it. The line for the artist is missing. And I added some informations about the print, see actual version. Horst Graebner from the 'Kunisada project'.--Horst Gräbner (talk) 12:03, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

I am not comfortable with the change of the title. Can you provide some references supporting this change. --Jarekt (talk) 03:19, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Tsujiokaya Kamekichi - Kanadehon chushingura - Walters 95114 (2) (3).jpg Wechseln zu:[edit]

The commentary text isn’t correct: >>|artist = Ise-Kane |title = Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi |description = {{en|The story of Ishikawa Heisuke, who is depicted at Kameyama, is not known. Kameyama is one ...<< but it’s not possible to adjust it. The line for the artist is missing. And I added some informations about the print, see actual version. Horst Graebner from the 'Kunisada project'.--Horst Gräbner (talk) 12:04, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Tsujiokaya Kamekichi - Kanadehon chushingura - Walters 95114 (2).jpg[edit]

The commentary text isn’t correct: >>|artist = Ise-Kane |title = Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi |description = {{en|The story of Ishikawa Heisuke, who is depicted at Kameyama, is not known. Kameyama is one ...<< but it’s not possible to adjust it. The line for the artist is missing. And I added some informations about the print, see actual version. Horst Graebner from the 'Kunisada project'.--Horst Gräbner (talk) 12:04, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your input, but I must say I am not quite clear about your comment: what it "not possible to adjust" ?
Two additional questions:
You removed "[Date Seal Translation] Tiger 11 (December 1854 - January 1855)". Was that wrong ?
Is there an easily accessible source for the data you added ? If so could you add it in the " |references = " field ?--Zolo (talk) 20:16, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Hello, Zolo.
I removed the 11 by the 12 at ’Kunisato - Edo Murasaki Gojuyon-cho - Walters 95133.jpg’. The date seal is 十二, jūni (rat 1852, not tiger, 1854), or did I made a mistake? For reading date seals the best book is Andreas Marks, Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium, Leiden 2011. You can find the print also at the Waseda database (http://www.enpaku.waseda.ac.jp/db/enpakunishik/search.php), accession number 006-0387 (type in the number in the first field top left).
The first question: If I go to (for example) to ’Hiranoya Shinzo - Toyokuni kigo kijutsu kurabe - Walters 95131.jpg’ I only can reach the German version. Top is the print, followed by the description (Beschreibung). A few fields below follows ’Dateiversionen’; there I can see a thumbnail (third column from left) and far right is the column ’Kommentar’, including the text >>== Summary == {{Walters Art Museum artwork |artist = Hiranoya Shinzo |title = Toyokuni kigo kijutsu kurabe |description = {{en|The monk Kurodo Tokugo wanted to get back at the people who ridiculed him because of ...<< Here (’Kommentar’) the artist is given as ’|artist = Hiranoya Shinzo|’ (!). This entry I couldn’t change at the German site (’Bearbeiten’ = http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Hiranoya_Shinzo_-_Toyokuni_kigo_kijutsu_kurabe_-_Walters_95131.jpg&action=edit); I only can edit the description but not the commentary in the lower part of the site.
Best, --Horst Gräbner (talk) 21:50, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
I think the problem is that in the Walters website this and previous prints are considered "other views of" File:Tsujiokaya Kamekichi - Kanadehon chushingura - Walters 95114.jpg and all descriptions from that print were copied: author, title, description date, inscriptions, size were all copied from the other print. So basically we had 2 prints with no valid descriptions. Horst fixed some of that, although I would like to know the source of that information. Books describing it or reading inscriptions? Size must be wrong too ( it is not the same as size of File:Tsujiokaya Kamekichi - Kanadehon chushingura - Walters 95114.jpg .) --Jarekt (talk) 04:04, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
re@Horst Gräbner
The text in the "Dateiversionen" part is not supposed to be editable, its purpose is just to show what the description looked like the first time the file was uploaded. This is mostly useful for maintenance work. The reliable, up-to-date image description is supposed to be the one in the blue "Beschreibung" box.
I have added the Waseda link to File:Kunisato - Edo Murasaki Gojuyon-cho - Walters 95133.jpg. Additions are welcome. Your edits seem fine, but I am not very familiar with Japanese art (I'll let the museum people tell you if there are things they disagree with). --Zolo (talk) 05:26, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
re@Jarekt
References were added.--Horst Gräbner (talk) 10:04, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
Thank you, although I can not read Japanese, references are a key when making changes to materials provided by museums or archives. --Jarekt (talk) 01:34, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Isidore Patrois[edit]

Isadore Patrois -> Isidore Patrois (Walters 37.1401 and 37.1323)

Louis Ouizille[edit]

1768 is the beginning of its work period, not its birthdate (as can be seen from the date of the object)

58.79[edit]

Etienne Delanue -> Étienne Delaune.--Zolo (talk) 13:57, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

File:Bélanger - Bust of Louis XVII - Walters 27369.jpg[edit]

"After Bélanger". It seems to be François-Joseph Bélanger (see this book, p.312 - in French), but that should be indicated. --Zolo (talk) 10:27, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

File:Jean-Léon Gérôme - Diogenes - Walters 37131.jpg[edit]

Dated "MDCCLX" (one C missing on the Walters' website)--Zolo (talk) 18:22, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

File:Pierre Puvis de Chavannes - Hope - Walters 37156.jpg[edit]

Not an error, but according to the artwork description, it was shown at the Paris Salon in 1872. But this is not indicated in the exhibition history, contrary to similar artworks. --Zolo (talk) 08:18, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

File:Augustin Jean Moreau-Vauthier - The Three Theological Virtues - Walters 71584.jpg[edit]

The description quotes this book, but it does not quite match what is written there:

  • "In reviewing this work at the 1857 Paris Salon"
  • the book is actually about the 1855 Salon, where the monument was exhibited in an unfinished state as noted in a note in the cited book).
  • "Though Moreau-Vauthier had participated with his father, Jean-Louis Moreau, in producing a Renaissance-style ivory casket which was shown at the Exposition Universelle of 1855, the "Theological Virtues" was one of two of the sculptor's first works to be accepted in the Paris Salon; "
  • Meaning is not very clear given that this object was first exhibited in 1855.

The closing quotation mark was also missing after "Ste. Chapelle.", making it a bit difficult to understand. --Zolo (talk) 11:24, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

File:Moche - Gourd - Walters TL200920272 - Side D.jpg[edit]

Gourds of plant origin may be made either from Lagenaria siceraria or from Crescentia cujete. Can you confirm which one it is ? Michel Chauvet (talk)

http://art.thewalters.org/detail/24760[edit]

Measurements: "Framed H: 33 1/2 x W: 40 1/2 x H: 5 1/4 in. (85.09 x 102.87 x 13.34 cm)". The second "H" should probably be "D". --Zolo (talk) 08:33, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

File:Hafiz - A Drinking and Merry-making Party - Walters W63894B - Full Page.jpg[edit]

The description on the website, and on Commons misspells the word "depicts":

English: This folio from Walters manuscript W.638 deipcts a drinking and merry-making party."

--Sarah (talk) 20:04, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

File:Zakariya ibn Muhammad Qazwini - A Hyena and a Lynx - Walters W659107A - Full Page.jpg[edit]

It says this is an image of a hyena and a lynx. It appears to be a wolf (or dog like creature) and a rabbit. Sarah (talk) 06:49, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Male Dwarf and Child - Walters 71533 - Front View B.jpg[edit]

Egyptian - Male Dwarf and Child - Walters 71533

Period:

  • mid 4th century BC (Predynastic)

to:

  • circa 3500 BC

--JMCC1 (talk) 15:05, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

File:Egyptian - Scarab with Cat and Title of Shepenwepet - Walters 4248 - Impression Detail.jpg[edit]

Hieroglyph (š) "sh" on Shepenwepet. --JMCC1 (talk) 02:18, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Japanese - Inro with Crysanthemums Outside Veranda Screens, with Netsuke - Walters 67517.jpg[edit]

Chrysanthemums is spelled wrong in the file name and in the title on wiki and on website.[14] Sarah (talk) 08:39, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

?[edit]

no Tiber river, but Aniene River... 192.54.144.229

CIL VI 727 labeled 'funeral stele'[edit]

The inscription (CIL VI 727 )

This should be fairly easy to check, but I don't see how this inscription is funerary. It's a variation on the VSLM formula, in this case votum solvit feliciter, "fulfilled the vow happily". It seems rather to be a small votive altar as part of Imperial cult. The votum to Sol Invictus Mithras was made for the salus or wellbeing of the current Augustus (Commodus) by what appears to be a group of freedmen, Marcus Aurelius Stertinus Carpus (a freedman of the Marci Aurelii), together with (una cum) his father the camp procurator Carpus, and a pair of brothers named Hermioneus and Balbinus who may still be slaves (since they're identified with a single name; or maybe it's assumed they're other Marci Aurelii). I'm not that skilled in reading inscriptions, but I don't see any indication that it's a funeral stele. Cynwolfe (talk) 12:50, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Place of origin for Portrait of a Sailor[edit]

The place of origin for File:Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, RA, OM - Portrait of a Sailor - Walters 372663.jpg is probably not France. It is likely either The Netherlands or Belgium. Kaldari (talk) 18:23, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Painting labeled erroneously[edit]

Dear Curator,

The file below has been labeled incorrectly. In history, Imam Ali forgives this combatant who when Imam Ali had him overpowered, spat on Imam Ali. At which time, Hazrat Ali forgave him and let him go and said that if he now killed him, it would be from Imam Ali's anger and not from God's directions and so let him go. Seeing the magnanimity of Imam Ali, the Jew embraced Islam. That is why this story became very important in Islamic history and has been memorialized in this painting.

If this can be corrected, it would serve all posterity as well. Thank you.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amir_Khusraw_Dihlavi_-_%27Ali_Kills_an_Infidel_who_had_Spat_in_his_Face_-_Walters_W62326A_-_Full_Page.jpg

He never mistreated his enemies. During the time of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi we Salaam) once he overcame a Jew in a fight, and sat on his chest to kill him. The Jew spat at his face. Imam Ali at once left him. Seeing this the Jew was very much surprised and asked the reason. Ali (R.A.) said, “I was killing you for Allah’s sake but when you spat on my face, my sincerity was endangered because of the personal feelings.” Hearing this the Jew immediately accepted Islam.

http://srcawh.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/page/4/

File:Canaletto - Canal Scene, Venice - Walters 371020.jpg[edit]

The two informations:
Follower of Canaletto (Italian, 1697-1768) (Artist) and
[Signature] lower left: B.B. (for Bernardo Bellotto) do not fit. One of the two informations must be wrong. which one.Regards--Oursana (talk) 23:46, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Detaille's painting "the Picket"[edit]

Dear Sir, In the text about this painting, it is said that the represented husar unit is the 11th regiment. I have some doubts regarding this. The uniform we can see here is very dark, in particular the winter jacket and the wing wrapped around the shako. The colour of the jacket looks very much like a dark brown, when the cavalry trousers, known in this period as a "charivari" are medium blue, more likely "sky blue", which was a colour used in husar regiments. This for me, would identify the 2d regiment, ex "Chamborant husar". The colours of the 11th regiment were: green for the winter jacket and dolman, iron grey for the breeches, and after a short period, red for the cuffs, the wing and the collar, which replaced the iron grey. From the style of the shako, we can say that this uniform could belong to the period of the Consulate (November 1799 -May 1804). However, in 1803, the 11th husar regiment became the 29th dragoon regiment.

1500-1200 BCE hittite figurine is actually late 1500s CE Christian-Hindu figurine[edit]

"1500-1200 BCE hittite figurine" is actually late 1500s CE Christian-Hindu figurine. Compare Wikipedia description with Walters Museum description. Very strange error by 3000 years and several hundred miles. IsaacAA (talk) 11:28, 14 June 2015 (UTC)