On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York.
Acquired from the above by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney F. Brody, May 1961.
Please note the casting information:
Conceived circa 1830-1835; this bronze version cast in 1929-1952
Property from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody
M. Gobin, Daumier sculpteur, Avec un catalogue raisonné et
illustré de l'oeuvre sculpté, Geneva, 1952, no. 2.
J.L. Wasserman, Daumier Sculpture, A Critical and Comparative Study, Cambridge, 1969, pp. 60-62 (unbaked clay version illustrated, p. 60; another cast illustrated, p. 61).