The National Museum of Western Art

update 02 February 2014

Currently not on display

Honoré Daumier [Marseille, 1808 - Valmondois, 1879]

<BOHEMIANS OF PARIS>: (24) THE KNIGHT OF THE GOLDEN SPUR: This so-called former Colonel of the Papal Guard, later aide-de-camp to the Prince of Monaco, awaiting as a prize for his services a distinguished post in the Government!... he would, however, willingly accept a tabacconist's shop or a position as an inspector of [street] sweeping; besides [this] he is a gallant man like all knights of his order, for a trifle demanding satisfaction from five-year-old children, perfectly making excuses from the moment you look at him in the face.

Size (cm)25.5 x 18.8
InscriptionsUnsigned; Numbered on the stone, lower left: 333
Standard ref.Delteil 845 (iii/iii), Tobu II-231
Collection NumberG.2000-0936


Peter Morse; Tobu Museum of Art (Tobu Railway Company); Purchased by the NMWA, 2001.


Annual Bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 35 (Apr. 2000-Mar. 2001), 2002, Takahashi, Akiya. New Acquisitions. pp. 14-15, List of New Acquisitions. p. 88.

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