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stamped in the wax positive on lower left rear, in incised circle: M.L.G [Maurice Le Garrec]; cold-stamped on bottom rim at rear left: 2194-1; cold-stamped inside, front right, in incised circle: 3/25


Sold 12 March 1940 through (Charles Sessler, Philadelphia) to Lessing Julius Rosenwald, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania;[1] gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Bench and Bar and The Realm of the Law, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California, 1958, no. 12.
Honoré Daumier, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1960, no cat.
Lithography and Sculpture of Daumier, Realist and Satirist, The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 1964, unnumbered brochure.
Daumier Sculpture: A Critical and Comparative Study, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969, no. 26c, repro.
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
Daumier: 1808-1879, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, no. 35b, repro., as Persil (shown only in Washington).
Gobin, Maurice. Daumier Sculpteur, 1808-1879. Geneva, 1952: no. 15.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 150, as one of The Deputies, complete set of 36 bronze busts.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 57, repro.
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: 173, color repro. 174.
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