V'la l'coco: The Chocolate Vendor

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

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum


  • Title: V'la l'coco: The Chocolate Vendor
  • Creator: Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Date Created: 1855-1857
  • Subject Keywords: man; portrait
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  • 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: watercolor and colored inks with graphite underdrawing heightened with white on moderately thick, slighty textured wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "Gavarni/--V'la l'coco" in brown ink, lower left
  • Geography: Place of Origin: France
  • Exhibitions: Social Concerns and the Worker: French Prints form 1830-1910. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1973., 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., An Exhibition of the Treasures of The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton; Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York. 1967., A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
  • Dimensions: H: 12 11/16 x W: 8 1/4 in. (32.3 x 21 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1865
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1449


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