This is an unfinished portrait of the celebrated artist Honoré Daumier.

Daubigny and Daumier had been friends since meeting in Paris in the 1840s. From 1863, Daumier, at Daubigny's suggestion, began to spend his summers at Valmondois, two miles north of Auvers-sur-Oise in France, and in 1865 he settled there permanently. Les Vallées, referred to in the inscription, was Daubigny's house in Auvers.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1817 - 1878
Full title
Honoré Daumier
Date made
probably 1870-6
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.2 x 62.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
NG3245
Location in Gallery