Lot 209
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HONORÉ DAUMIER | Cavaliers dans la forêt

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 GBP
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Description

  • Honoré Daumier
  • Cavaliers dans la forêt
  • oil on panel
  • 26 by 45.5cm., 10 1/4 by 17 7/8 in.
  • Painted circa 1848.

Provenance

(possibly) Durand-Ruel, Paris
Private Collection, Switzerland
E.J. Van Wisselingh & Co, Amsterdam
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner in 1947

Exhibited

Amsterdam, E.J. Van Wisselingh & Co, Tableaux, modernes, aquarelles et eaux-fortes originales, no. 7587
London, The Arts Council of Great Britain at Tate Gallery, Daumier: Paintings and Drawings, 1961, no. 14, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Eduard Fuchs, Der Maler Daumier, Munich, 1930, no. 153, illustrated p. 153
Jacques Lassaigne, Daumier, Paris, 1938, n.n., illustrated p. 116
Jean Adhémar, Honoré Daumier, Paris, 1954, no. 43, illustrated n.p.
Karl Eric Maison, Honoré DaumierCatalogue raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, Paris, 1968, vol. I, no. II-34, illustrated pl. 93

Condition

The panel is sound. There is a layer of varnish preventing the UV light from fully penetrating, however there do not appear to be any signs of retouching visible under UV inspection. There are a few small spots of dirt in places and some minor frame abrasion in places along the edges. This work appears to be in very good overall condition.
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Catalogue Note

Karl Eric Maison, author of the Daumier Catalogue raisonné, suggests that the finishing touches on this work were added by another hand. Please refer to the department directly for further details.