Lot 235
  • 235

Gustave Doré French, 1832-1883

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  • Gustave Doré
  • Les Vagabonds espagnols
  • signed twice Gve Dore l.r.
  • oil on canvas


Mrs J. Gillingham Fell, Philadelphia, by 1882
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1924
Sale: Sotheby's New York, 24 October 1989, lot 79
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner


Paris, Salon, 1875, no. 690


Edward Stahan, ed., The Art Treasures of America being the Choicest Works of Art in the Public and Private Collections of North America, Philadelphia, 1879-82, p. 29, listed: 'A fine bit of character and philosophy by Gustave Doré is in the Fell collection, and shows a group of four life-size 'Spanish Beggars'.'
Catalogue des Dessins, Aquarelles et Estampes de Gustave Doré Exposés dans les Salons du Cercle de la Librairie (exh. cat.), Paris, 1885, p. 199
Louis Dézé, Gustave Doré: Bibliographie et Catalogue Complet de l'Oeuvre, Paris, 1930, p. 120
Henri Leblanc, Catalogue de l'Oeuvre Complet de Gustave Doré, Paris, 1931, p. 551

Catalogue Note

A closely related drawing entitled Une Famille de Danseurs Nomades was illustrated in volume XVI of Tour de Monde in 1867, and republished in Baron Charles Davillier's L'Espagne of 1874, the year before Doré exhibited the present work at the Paris Salon.