• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 203

    Honoré Daumier (Marseille 1808-1879 Valmondois)

    Joueurs de billiard (Le buveur)

    Price Realised  

    Honoré Daumier (Marseille 1808-1879 Valmondois)
    Joueurs de billiard (Le buveur)
    signed with initials 'h. D.' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    8 3/8 x 10¾ in. (21.3 x 27.3 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Arsène Alexandre, Paris.
    his sale, Paris, Drouot, 1903, lot 22.
    Raphaël Gérard, Paris.
    Comtesse de Béhague.
    Anonymous sale; Drouot, Paris, 14 December 1931, lot 9.
    Anonymous sale; Drouot, Paris, 9 March 1942, lot 56.
    L. Benatov, Paris.


    Literature

    E. Klossowski, Honoré Daumier, Munich, 1923, no. 354.
    K.E. Maison, Honoré Daumier, Catalogue raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, I, London, 1968, no. II-26, p. 197, fig. 190.
    L. Barzini & G. Mandel, L'opera pittorica completa di Daumier, Milan, 1971, no. 223, p. 106 (illus.).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Museée Carnavalet, Chefs-d'oeuvre des collections parisiennes, 1952, no. 9.
    London, Tate Gallery, Honoré Daumier: Paintings and Drawings, June-July 1961, no. 33.