The Imaginary Illness

Honoré Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879

Made in Paris, France, Europe

c. 1860-1862

Oil on panel

10 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches (26.7 x 35.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 154, European Art 1850-1900, first floor

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Purchased with the Lisa Norris Elkins Fund and with funds contributed by R. Sturgis Ingersoll, George D. Widener, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Henry P. McIlhenny, Dr. I. S. Ravdin, Floyd T. Starr, Irving H. Vogel, Mr. and Mrs. Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, and Mrs. Herbert Cameron Morris, 1954

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A. Schagé collection, Paris, as of 1878. Mme Albert Esnault-Pelterie (Gabrielle Testart) (1853-1936), Paris, by 1901 [1]; her son, Robert Esnault-Pelterie (1881-1957), Paris; on loan to the Philadelphia Museum of Art 1937-1954; sold to PMA, 1954. 1. Published in Revue de l'art ancien and moderne, 1901, as belonging to Mme Esnault-Pelterie.

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