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Head of a Man

DAUMIER, Honore (1808 - 1879)

Head of a Man

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.

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