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Honoré Daumier(?)
Studies of heads


A very fine pastiche or possibly autograph?

Artist: Honoré Daumier(?) (1808-1879) or follower of
Title: Studies of heads
Date: nd
School: French (?) XIXth-century
Medium: black crayon, pen and ink and wash on wove paper
Dimensions: 218 x 165mm (sheet)
Watermark: none
Inscriptions/marks: none
Condition: good condition, two pin pricks top and bottom of empty sheet
Description: two head and shoulder studies and five head studies, two with lawyers’ caps, one profile head lower right reminiscent of Dante. The head of the lawyer at the top left of the sheet is closely related to the head of a lawyer in a highly finished drawing, signed <<H. Daumier>> from a private collection, illustrated in Roger Passeron, Daumier, Helga Harrison (trans.), Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1981, ill. 161 (see image below)

Provenance: Dunbar Sloane, Wellington, 2021

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