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Provenance: from the collection of A. Beurdeley (collectors stamp in black ink LR
The sheet was affixed at some time with spots of adhesive at the corners, verso; the sheet has been thinned at the corners as a result; the UR corner (9x9 mm) has been torn off, probably related to the adhesive, and re-attached;
Refer Daumier and Gavarni, Frantz and Uzanne (London: The Studio, 1914) (NE650D38H6). The work is illustrated on page G.62.
Museum purchase, The Herman Michels Collection, Vera Michels Bequest Fund
CPLH, Recent Acquisitions, 14 June - 14 Sept 1997.
Peasant type fellow with pinched face; ear muffs; scarf; hat; hairy coat; gloves; gaiters; he holds a mop. ( ?)
Gnome-like male figure with bulbous red nose wearing a shaggy fur coat, red knickers, green gloves and a hat, standing in a rural setting with broom, city scape behind him, sour look on his face shows disenchantment with present chore.