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Man on a Rope

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Nicolas Auguste Hazard (b. 1834 - d. 1913), Orrouy, France; to his widow, Mme. Hazard (d. 1919), Orrouy; December 1-3, 1919, posthumous Hazard sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 104, to the Galerie Barbazanges for 10,100 francs [see note 1]; until at least 1921, with Barbazanges [see note 2]. Galerie Étienne Bignou, Paris; by 1923, sold by Bignou to the Lefèvre Gallery, London [see note 3]. 1929, Scott and Fowles, New York. 1929, Joseph J. Kerrigan (b. 1886 - d. 1952) and Esther Slater Kerrigan (b. 1892 - d. 1951), New York [see note 4]; January 8-10, 1942, Esther Slater Kerrigan sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 282. Julius Weitzner, New York. 1942, F. Schnittjer and Son, New York; January 14, 1943, Schnittjer sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 22, to Paul M. Byk on behalf of the MFA for $5000. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943) NOTES: [1] This is one of two closely-related compositions by Daumier, which were purchased together at the Hazard sale (lots 104 and 105). See "Daumier, 1808-1879" (exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada, 1999), pp. 348-349, cats. 199-200. [2] Both versions were lent by Barbazanges to the "Exposition de Peinture Française" (Kunsthalle, Basel, May 8 - June 30, 1921), cat. nos. 54 and 55. [3] On the working relationship between Bignou and Lefèvre, see Douglas Cooper, "A Franco-Scottish Link with the Past," in Alex Reid & Lefèvre, 1926-1976 (Lefèvre Gallery, London, 1976), pp. 17-19. The painting was exhibited by Lefèvre in London, 1923 and 1924. [4] They lent the painting to the "Exhibition of French Painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" (Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, March 6 - April 6, 1929), cat. no. 19.

Credit Line

Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund

about 1858


110.5 x 72.4 cm (43 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas