The Artist's Model

Image credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Bargue studied under Jean-Léon Gérome and worked in Paris as a genre painter and lithographer. This work is one of a series of oil and pencil sketches related to a highly finished cabinet painting of 1878. Its subject reflects the widespread fashion for the French eighteenth century during the Second Empire and the Third Republic. Margaret Davies purchased this painting in 1910.

The Artist's Model




oil on board


H 23.6 x W 16.4 cm

Accession number

NMW A 2425

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Margaret Davies, 1963

Work type


Inscription description

Label: CHARLES BARGUE "THE ARTIST'S MODEL" MISS M.S DAVIES GREGYNOG, NEWTOWN Label: LENT BY MARGARET S. DAVIES GREGYNOG, NEWTOWN BARGUE "THE ARTIST'S MODEL" Label: BARGUE. THE ARTIST'S MODEL On verso: NMW 10--? 63.173 Stencilled: 63 4 BK (is this related to Christie's?) Inscribed: This oil-painting is an original sketch by Bargue Arnold & Tripp This o


This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff (Caerdydd) CF10 3NP Wales

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue