Intoxicated Man and Boy

Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)ca. 1859

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum


  • Title: Intoxicated Man and Boy
  • Creator: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Date Created: ca. 1859
  • Subject Keywords: man; child; genre
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  • Roles: Artist: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Provenance: Jules Hetzel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Jules Hetzel Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 26, 1884, no. 127; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1884, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: iron gall ink with red ink, sanguine colored ink, and graphite heightened with white on brown, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "Gavarni" in red ink, lower left; "En v'la un gros saoul!" in red ink, lower right; "oeuvres inedités de Gavarni/Hetzel & Cie" on reverse in red stamp; "No 130" in pink crayon on the verso
  • Exhibitions: The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
  • Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 8 3/16 in. (28.2 x 20.8 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1884
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1498