Description Three figures, facing right, read music held on a lectern as they sing. Visible in the background are a number of framed paintings suggesting that the scene transpires in the artist's studio rather than in a prison. In the 1878 exhibition, the picture was listed simply as "Chanteurs."
|5/18/1939||Treatment||cleaned; examined for condition|
|7/01/1963||Treatment||other; examined for technical study|
- Exposition des Peintures et Dessins de H. Daumier. Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris. 1878.
- Exposition des Peintures, Aquarelles, Dessins et Lithographies de Maitres Francais de la Caricature et de la Peinture de Moeurs au XIX siecle. École des beaux-arts, Paris, Paris. 1888.
- Daumier, 1808-1879. Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. 1937.
- Undercover Stories in Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
Provenance Latouche, 1878 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Mme. Bureau [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mrs. S. D. Warren Sale, American Art Association, New York, 1903, no. 110; H. Williams [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: h.D.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903
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