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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Honoré-Victorin Daumier, French (Marseille, France 1808-1879 Valmondois, France)
Baron Joseph de Podenas
Baron Joseph de Podenas (1782-1851)
Work Type
sculpture, bust
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Bronze with brown patina
20.7 x 19.3 x 12.2 cm (8 1/8 x 7 5/8 x 4 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: rear of base, bottom right, stamped in cast: Encircled: "MLG" [=Maurice Le Garrec]
  • inscription: rear of base, bottom right, stamped in cast: BRONZE
  • inscription: inside figure, cast in: 23/25
Curt Valentin, New York NY, Gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1952.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Curt Valentin
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Peter A. Wick, Honoré Daumier: Anniversary Exhibition, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1958), no. 6

Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, 1967)

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 24

Jeanne L. Wasserman, Daumier Sculpture: A Critical and Comparative Study, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1969), pp. 129-132

Exhibition History

Honoré Daumier: Anniversary Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1958 - 10/31/1958

Anatomy of Predjudice, Land's End Cultural Center, Rockport, 08/15/1965 - 08/22/1965

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967

Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967

Introduction to Harvard University, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, 04/01/1974 - 04/30/1974

The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from North American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 03/04/1980 - 05/25/1980; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 06/25/1980 - 09/21/1980; Detroit Institute of Arts, 10/27/1980 - 01/04/1981; Indianapolis Museum of Art, 02/22/1981 - 04/29/1981; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 06/23/1981 - 08/23/1981

19th Century Bronze Animaliers, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, 10/05/1985 - 11/30/1985

How to Cast a Bronze, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, 03/21/1988 - 08/21/1988

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