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Two Peasants

Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)1855-1857

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

  • Title: Two Peasants
  • Creator: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Date Created: 1855-1857
  • Subject Keywords: man; peasant; 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: William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: watercolors
  • Medium: watercolor, ink, and white heightening with graphite underdrawing on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "Gavarni" in red ink, lower right; "...Mon patron m'a fichu un drole de savon! --Et avec ça, qu'est-ce que tu payes?" 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.
  • Dimensions: H: 11 15/16 x W: 8 1/4 in. (30.4 x 21 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1436

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