Artist Carolus-Duran
French, 1837-1917
Title
  • Merrymakers
  • Les rieuses (Alternate Title)
Date 1870
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 35 1/2 × 55 inches (90.2 × 139.7 cm)
Framed: 56 5/8 × 75 1/4 × 7 1/4 inches (144.1 × 191.1 × 18.4 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 80.37
Department European Painting
On View Modern N200, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower center: CarolusDuran. | Paris–1870.
by 1903, until 1919 or later, Vicomte de la Panouse (France);
1980, sold by (J. Pierre Selz, Paris, France);
1980-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bellier-Auvrey. Dictionnaire général des artistes de l'école française, vol. 1. Paris, 1882, pp. 493-494.

Vento, Claude. "Carolus-Duran." Les peintres de la femme. Paris, 1888, pp. 284-285.

Exposition Carolus-Duran. Exh. cat., Galeries Bernheim-Jeune. Paris, May 1903, p. 16, cat. 54. [lent by Vicomte A. de la Panouse.]

Alexandre, A. Carolus-Duran (Les artistes de tous les temps), Series D. Paris, 1903, pp. 25, 30 (ill.).

Exposition des oeuvres de Carolus-Duran. Exh. cat., Musée National du Luxembourg. Paris, 1919, cat. 108. [lent by the Vicomte de la Panouse.]

Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report 59, no. 4 (1981): p. 108 (fig. 5).

House, J. Impressionism: Paint and Politics. New Haven and London, 2004, p. 12, (ill.) p. 13, pl. 5.