Paul Gavarni

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Paul Gavarni
Man Standing with a Dog
Watercolor with pen and brown ink on paper.
7 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches (200 x 133 mm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.
Ex. Coll. Lord Ronald Sutherland Gores; Weis; Joseph F. McCrindle, New York (McCrindle collection no. A0471).

Paul Gavarni was the nom de plume of Sulpice Guilaume Chevalier, a Parisian who started life as an engineer's draughtsman, but who soon became a caricaturist and illustrator. His better known work appeared in Le Charivari, though some of his most acerbic work appeared in L'Illustration after a visit to London.
Gavarni's images, especially the drawings and watercolors that he produced after 1837, might be said to be a comedy of manners rather than caricature. It is possible that the present sheet, which depicts a squat man and a dog, dates to that period of his career.

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Gores, Ronald Sutherland, Lord, former owner.
Weis, former owner.
McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.

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