Detail View: The AMICA Library: The Connoisseurs

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1968.1
AMICA Library Year: 
2001
Object Type: 
Drawings and Watercolors
Creator Name: 
Daumier, Honoré-Victorin
Creator Nationality: 
European; French
Creator Role: 
Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
French; 1808-1879
Creator Name-CRT: 
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Title: 
The Three Connoisseurs
Title Type: 
preferred
Title: 
Les amateurs de tableaux
Title Type: 
alternate
Title: 
The Connoisseurs
Title Type: 
alternate
View: 
full view
Creation Date: 
after 1869
Creation Start Date: 
1869
Creation End Date: 
1869
Materials and Techniques: 
Pen and black ink, with brush and black and grey wash, over traces of charcoal, on ivory wove paper discolored to cream.
Classification Term: 
pen and ink
Classification Term: 
Drawing
Classification Term: 
Prints and Drawings
Creation Place: 
Europe,France
Dimensions: 
sheet: 493 x 392 mm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1968.1
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation in honor of Frank B. Hubachek
Inscriptions: 
Not signed. Inscribed (see file).
Rights: 
Context: 
The passionate collector of pictures was one of Daumier's favorite themes, particularly in the 1860s. This large and brilliant wash drawing focuses on three collectors in a vast hall, probably at an auction preview in the Hôtel des Ventes, Paris.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.D14250.tif