5 July 2005
Honoré Daumier (Marseilles 1808-1879 Valmondois)
Death looming over a dying man tended by a doctor
signed 'h D'
pen and black ink
3½ x 3 3/8 in. (90 x 85 mm.)
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The attribution of the present drawing was confirmed by the Comité Honoré Daumier in a letter dated 29 November 2004.
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