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Quand on a son portrait au salon: P.2537-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Quand on a son portrait au salon
Les Beaux jours de la vie


Printmaker: Daumier, Honoré Victorin
Printer: Aubert et Cie
Publisher: Aubert et Cie



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Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


19th Century
1845 -


No.59 from the series. Published in Le Charivari 26 April 1845. Text verso (mounted on card)

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  • Text: QUAND ON A SON PORTRAIT AU SALON. / - C'est tout d'même flatteur, Eudoxie, d'être exposé comme ça en public et je ne regrette pas les deux cents francs que ça nous a coûté..... / voilà un monsieur qui nous regarde, il a l'air de nous trouver bien!...../ (Le Rapin) Est-il Dieu permis de se faire peindre, quand on a des balles pareilles!
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Type: Inscription

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Accession number: P.2537-1991
Primary reference Number: 202562
Delteil: 1147 III/III
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Created: Friday 3 July 2015 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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