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Daumier was most famous as a printmaker, publishing thousands of political and social caricatures in the leading satirical journals of Paris. He never exhibited his paintings, and it was not until after his death that these works, with their bold and very personal style, came to be widely...

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Inscription

Lower right: h D

Provenance

1921, David Croal Thomson (b. 1855 - d. 1930), Glasgow; 1921, sold by Thomson to William Burrell (b. 1861 - d. 1958), Glasgow [see note 1]; 1924, still with Burrell [see note 2]. 1925, Howard Young Galleries, New York (stock no. 2414); 1925, sold by Howard Young Galleries to John Taylor Spaulding (b. 1870 - d. 1948), Boston; 1948, bequest of John Taylor Spaulding to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948) NOTES: [1] According to correspondence from William Wells, Keeper, Burrell Collection (June 3, 1975). Thomson was a dealer. [2] He lent this painting to the "Loan Exhibition of the Burrell Collection" (National Gallery, Millbank, 1924), cat. no. 44.

Credit Line

Bequest of John T. Spaulding

about 1845–50

Dimensions

60.3 x 45.1 cm (23 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.531

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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Paintings