Man in Costume

Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)1859-1860

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum


  • Title: Man in Costume
  • Creator: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Date Created: 1859-1860
  • Subject Keywords: man; genre; portrait
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Provenance: Jules Hetzel, Paris; Jules Hetzel Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 26, 1884, no. 133; 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: watercolors
  • Medium: watercolor and red ink with graphite underdrawing and white heightening on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "Gavarni" in lower right; "quand nos demoiselles auront fini d'offenser la morale publique, on va souper" at bottom; "oeuvres inedités de Gavarni/Hetzel & Cie." on reverse in red stamp; "No 99" in pink wax crayon, verso
  • Exhibitions: Watercolors by the Masters: Dürer to Cézanne. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis. 1952., French Masterworks on Paper. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992., 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 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. (30.1 x 20.9 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1884
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1496


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