HONORÉ DAUMIER (1808-1879)
HONORÉ DAUMIER (1808-1879)
HONORÉ DAUMIER (1808-1879)
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HONORÉ DAUMIER (1808-1879)

Un dernier mot (Le Bonsoir)

HONORÉ DAUMIER (1808-1879)
Un dernier mot (Le Bonsoir)
signed 'h. Daumier' (lower right)
pen and inks, gray wash and black Conté crayon on paper
6 5⁄8 x 8 3⁄8 in. (16.3 x 21.2 cm.)
Somers collection (by 1878).
Adolphe Tavernier, Paris; sale, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 6 March 1900, lot 112.
Henri Darasse, Paris.
César de Hauke, Paris.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the above, May 1956).
Nathan Gallery, Zurich (acquired from the above, April 1957).
Acquired by the Phillips family, by 1961.
A. Alexandre, Honoré Daumier: L'homme et l'oeuvre, Paris, 1888, p. 377.
E. Klossowski, Honoré Daumier, Munich, 1923, no. 408.
K.E. Maison, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, May-June 1958, p. 350 (illustrated, fig. 10).
K.E. Maison, Drawings, New York, 1960, no. 38 (illustrated).
K.E. Maison, Honoré Daumier, Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, London, 1967, vol. II, p. 231, no. 692 (illustrated, pl. 268).
Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Exposition des peintures et dessins de H. Daumier, April-May 1878, p. 74, no. 157.
London, The Tate Gallery, Daumier: Paintings and Drawings, June-July 1961, p. 51, no. 128 (illustrated, pl. 24D).
Further details
After the pre-sale exhibition, this lot will be transferred to storage in Delaware and will be available for shipment from Delaware. Please note that title to the lot will transfer to the buyer in accordance with the Conditions of Sale while the lot is in storage in Delaware. Contact Christie’s Client Service team at +1 212 636 2000 for further details.

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Lot Essay

“Daumier’s particular genius is evident in the stunning and disciplined clarity of his images. The artist never became mired in detail or narratives that required explanation, but instead concentrated on defining character through incisive description. Thus, true identities are revealed in overconfident strides, inflated chests, histrionic gestures and smug expressions…”
—Colta Ives

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