Man in Apron and Cap

Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)ca. 1855

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

  • Title: Man in Apron and Cap
  • Creator: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Date Created: ca. 1855
  • Subject Keywords: man; genre; portrait
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  • Roles: Artist: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Provenance: Henri Didier Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, June 16-17, 1868, no. 114; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1868, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: watercolors
  • Medium: watercolor and ink with graphite underdrawing on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "Gavarni" in ink, lower left; "Monsieur mon fils est vicomte?...quand je ne suis pas là" in ink, at bottom
  • Exhibitions: Watercolors and Drawings by Gavarni. National Gallery of Art, Washington. 1953-1954., 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., French Painting from David to Courbet. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. 1950., A Supple Brush: The Flowering of Continental Watercolors. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
  • Dimensions: H: 12 13/16 x W: 7 15/16 in. (32.5 x 20.2 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1868
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1456