Artist Honoré Daumier, French, 1808-1879
Title
  • The First Bath
Date 19th century
Medium oil on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 11 1/2 × 14 inches (29.2 × 35.6 cm)
Framed: 17 1/2 × 19 1/4 × 2 1/2 inches (44.5 × 48.9 × 6.4 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 70.166
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower left: h. Daumier
Gustave Arosa (Paris, France);
February 25, 1878, auction of G. Arosa by (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France), lot 24.
Comte Armand Doria (Orrouy, France);
May 4-5, 1899, auction of Doria by (Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Paris, France), lot 128;
May 4-5, 1899, purchased by (Brame, Paris, France).
by 1910, Sir William Van Horne (Montréal, Quebec, Canada);
1915, the estate of Sir William Van Horne (Montréal, Quebec, Canada);
January 24, 1946, auction of Heirs of the estate of Sir William Van Horne by (Parke-Bernet, New York, New York, USA), lot 8;
January 24, 1946, purchased by (Durand-Ruel and Rosenberg and Co., New York, New York, USA);
(Durand-Ruel, New York, New York, USA);
March 6, 1946, purchased by Robert H. Tannahill (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1970-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Exposition de Peintures et Dessins de H. Daumier. Exh. cat., Durand-Ruel. Paris, 1878, no. 36, [lent by Count Doria].

Alexandre, Arsène. Honoré Daumier: l'homme et l'oeuvre. Paris, 1888, p. 375.

Waldemann, E. "Modern French Painting: Some American Collections," Burlington Magazine, vol. 17 (April 1910): p. 62.

Kunst und Künstler, vol. 9 (1911): p. 90.

Mayer. "Die Sammlung Sir William Van Horne im Montreal," Der Cicerone (1916): pp. 1-9.

Klossowski, E. Daumier. Munich, 1923, no. 284, p. 112.

Fuchs, E. Der Maler Daumier. Munich, 1927, p. 48, no. 52, pl. 52.

Adhemar, J. Daumier. Paris, 1954, p. 124 [P. Tisne].

Maison, K.E. Honoré Daumier: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings. New York, 1968, vol. 1, no. 1-55, pl. 48.

The Robert Hudson Tannahill Bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1970, pp. 22 (ill.), 27.

Fakes and Forgeries. Exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, 1973, no. 142, [exhibition cat. our ptg. was not sent- a repr. was used].

Discovering Tastes, Montréal Collectors 1880-1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts. Montréal, 1989-1990, p. 84, no. 17, pl. 4, (repr.) [exh. cat. by J. M. Brooke].

Daumier 1808-1879. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, The Phillips Collection. Ottawa, Paris, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, p. 309, cat. 159, (repr.) [dates our ptg. to c.1852-55].

Bretell, R. R. and A-B Fonsmark. Gauguin and Impressionism. Exh. cat., Kimbell Art Museum, Ordrupgaard. Ft. Worth and Copenhagen, 2005-06, p. 18, (fig. 6) [not in exhibition].

L’art et l’enfant: Chefs-d’oeuvres de la peinture française. Exh. cat., Musée Marmottan Monet. 2016, pp. 116-17, cat. 34 (ill.), 118, 186.