Head of a Man
DAUMIER, Honore (1808 - 1879)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 27.6 x 35.3 cm
Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 2456
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
This distinctive character, looking back over his right shoulder, features in two other paintings by Daumier. He appears in scenes from the barricades of the 1849 revolution. The Davies sisters also purchased a preparatory drawing. The technique in this painting is more detailed than the other works, in line and layers of colour, and was probably painted later.