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Inscription

falsely signed, incised on self-base in the model and enhanced after casting: h.D.; on underside: 11/30

Marks and Labels

FM: Valsuani

Provenance

(Maurice Gobin, Paris), c. 1950-1956;[1] (Henri M. Petiet, Paris); sold April 1963 to Lessing Julius Rosenwald, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania;[2] gift 1964 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1958
Honoré Daumier, Anniversary Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1958, no. 18, as The Attentive Bourgeois by Honoré Daumier.
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. 48b, repro.
Bibliography
1952
Gobin, Maurice. Daumier Sculpteur, 1808-1879. Geneva, 1952: no. 55.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 151, 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: 61, 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: 206-212, color repro.