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Inscription

upper center in plate: LA JOURNEE DU CELIBATAIRE.; by later hand, upper right in graphite: 9; lower left in image in plate: h.D.; lower left below image in plate: Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.; lower center below image in plate: Daumier Lith; lower right below image in plate: Chez Banger R du Croissant 16; across bottom in plate: TROIS HEURES / Monsieur Coquelet à la police correctionnelle, admire cette institution qui met à / l'abri des audacieuse l'entrepriser d'être [l'?] corrompu[?]; by later hand, lower left to lower center in graphite: L.D. 615 HD 2006; by later hand, lower right in graphite: F / 21786; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: os 14 Set of 12

Provenance

Alberto Borletti; (David Carritt Limited, Artemis Group, London); NGA designated purchase, 1995.

Bibliography
1906
Delteil, Loys. Le peintre-graveur illustre. 31 vols. Paris: Published by the author, 1906-1926. Reprint. New York: Collectors Editions, Da Capo Press, 1969. Vol. 30 (Albert Besnard) is by Louis Godefroy.