Description Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) was a French poet and novelist. He was a leader of the Parnassians and an advocate of art for art's sake. He is remembered for his prose fiction, but his work as a journalist and a theater and art critic was to occupy him for most of his career.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: David; [Date] Bottom center: 1845; [Inscription] On left: Theophile Gautier; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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