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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Honoré-Victorin Daumier, French (Marseille, France 1808-1879 Valmondois, France)
The Print Amateur
Other Titles
Original Language Title: L'Amateur de Gravures / Les Curieux à l'Etalage...
Alternate Title: The Curious at the Display
Work Type
c. 1855
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on panel
33 x 23.8 cm (13 x 9 3/8 in.)
framed: 46.7 x 37.7 cm (18 3/8 x 14 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: H. D.
Alfred Saucède, Paris, sold [his sale, Hôtel Drouot, February 14,1879, lot 8 (sold as "L'Amateur de gravures"); to Adolphe Victor Geoffroy Dechaume. Henri Garnier, Paris, sold [at his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, December 3-4, 1894, lot 40 as "Les curieux à l'étalage"; to [Durand-Ruel, Paris]. Cyrus J. Lawrence, New York, sold [at his sale, American Art Association, January 12-22, 1910, lot 37]; to [Eugene Glaenzer & Co.]. J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr., sold [through Knoedler via Martin Birnbaum, December 11, 1935]; to Grenville L. Winthrop, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum 1943.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Catalogue de la Vente Alfred Saucède, auct. cat., Hôtel Drouot (Paris, France, February 14, 1879), no. 8

Catalogue de la Vente H. Garnier, auct. cat. (Paris, France, 1894), no. 40

Catalogue of the Cyrus L. Lawrence Sale, auct. cat. (New York, NY, 1910), no. 37

Raymond Escholier and Henri Floury, Daumier, Peintre et lithographe (Paris, France, 1923), repr. p. 123

Erich Klossowski, Honoré Daumier, R. Piper (Munich, Germany, 1923), 360A (identical with 360C) and pl. 115

Andre Fontainas, La peinture de Daumier, G. Crès et Cie (Paris, France, 1923), pl. 7

Michael Sadleir, Daumier, the man and the artist, Halton & Truscott Smith (London, England, 1924), pl. 14

Raymond Escholier, Daumier 1808-1879, Henri Floury (Paris, France, 1930), pl. 57

Jacques Lassaigne, Daumier, French and European Publications Inc. (New York, NY, 1937), pl. 63

Chinese Sculpture, Bronzes, Jades, Paintings and Drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art; selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1943), p. 10

"Sixteen Reproductions", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, January 8, 1944), vol. XLVI, pp. 217-20, repr.

Jean Adhémar, Honoré Daumier, P. Tisne (Paris, France, 1954), mentioned in note to pl. 83

Karl E. Maison, Honoré Daumier: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings, New York Graphic Society, Ltd (New York, NY, 1968), vol. I, I-70, pl. 53

Luigi Barzini and Gabriele Mandel, L'opera pittorica completa di Daumier, Rizzoli Editore (Milan, Italy, 1971), repr. in color tav. XXI

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 104, repr. no. 308

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), no. 13, pp. 70-71, repr. in color

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 13, pp. 78-79, repr. in color

Exhibition History

Chinese sculpture, bronzes, jades, paintings and drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art : selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/01/1943 - 02/28/1944

Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 06/01/2013

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