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The Third Class Carriage

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Description Henry Somm (François Clément Sommier) was a serious painter who participated in the impressionist exhibitions organized by the dealer Paul Durand-Ruel between 1879 and 1889. He supported himself, however, by illustrating popular French humor magazines. Although he was extremely talented, as is apparent in this sketch, he has been overlooked by posterity, partly because his subjects were of transitory interest.
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2002Examinationexamined for exhibition
  • Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance Joseph F. McCrindle (1923-2008), New York, #A1006; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, New York, 2008, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] H Somm
Credit Gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2009

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pen and ink on beige paper (darkened with age as indicated by lighter areas along edges), tipped in mat; in a French mat
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 7 1/2 x W: 10 1/2 in. (19.05 x 26.67 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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