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The Prison Choir
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The Prison Choir

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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."
Date Description Narrative
5/18/1939Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
7/01/1963Treatmentother; 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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mid 19th century
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 19 3/4 x W: 24 1/8 in. (50.2 x 61.2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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