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Inscription

incised in the model, on right rear of collar: h.D.

Provenance

(J. Falk-Jensen, Athenaeum Kunsthandel, Copenhagen), by January 1951;[1] sold 21 February 1951 to Lessing Julius Rosenwald, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania;[2] gift 1951 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1960
Honoré Daumier, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1960, no cat.
1969
Daumier Sculpture: A Critical and Comparative Study, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969, no. 66b, repro., as Tête d'Homme en Chapeau Haut de Forme (Head of a Man in a Top Hat).
Bibliography
1952
Gobin, Maurice. Daumier Sculpteur, 1808-1879. Geneva, 1952: no. 39.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 150, as by Daumier.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 134, repro., as by Daumier.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 62, repro.
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 203-206, color repro.