In the 1860s the great caricaturist Daumier produced a number of drawings exploring the reactions of viewers to works of art. In this example, one of several set in a studio, the haughty, aloof artist awaits the presumably enthusiastic responses of his visitors.
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Inscription: [Signature] Lower right in brown ink: h. Daumier
Medium: black crayon with watercolor and gouache heightened with white gouache on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper.
Credit line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910.
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