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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 222

    Honore Daumier (1808-1879)

    Ratapoil

    Price Realised  

    Honore Daumier (1808-1879)
    Ratapoil
    inscribed with foundry mark and numbered 'Alexis RUDIER Fondeur.PARIS 8/20' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    Height: 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1850-1851; this bronze version cast circa 1925-1952


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    Provenance

    M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York.
    Acquired from the above by the family of the late owner, May 1962.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Estate


    Literature

    A. Alexandre, Honoré Daumier, L'homme et l'oeuvre, Paris, 1888 (plaster version illustrated, p. 297).
    M. Gobin, Daumier Sculpteur, Avec un catalogue raisonné et illustré de l'oeuvre sculpté, Geneva, 1952, p. 294, no. 61 (plaster version illustrated, pp. 295 and 297; another cast illustrated, pp. 298-299).
    J. Wasserman, Daumier Sculpture, A Critical and Comparative Study, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969, p. 163, no. 37c (plaster versions and other casts illustrated pp. 162-163 and 166).
    R. Passeron, Daumier, Témoin de son temps, Fribourg, 1979, p. 169, no. 100 (another cast illustrated).
    N. Penny, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 1540 to the Present Day, Oxford, 1992, vol. II, p. 34, no. 274 (another cast illustrated, p. 35).