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Melancholia

Paul Gavarni1852-1866

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

  • Title: Melancholia
  • Creator: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Date Created: 1852-1866
  • Subject Keywords: man; profile; allegory
  • 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: William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1865, 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 heightened with white on brown, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "Gavarni" in brown in, lower right; "Mélancolie" in lower left; "2", "25" in graphite, verso; "No.7" in brown ink, verso; watermarked, "M" in large script with foliage below
  • 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: H: 8 11/16 x W: 11 7/8 in. (22.1 x 30.2 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1865
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1447

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