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Merrymakers, 1870

  • Carolus-Duran, French, 1837-1917

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 35 1/2 × 55 inches (90.2 × 139.7 cm)
  • 56 5/8 × 75 1/4 × 7 1/4 inches (144.1 × 191.1 × 18.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund

80.37

On View

  • Modern N200

Department

European Modern Art to 1970

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.

Carolus-Duran, Merrymakers, 1870, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 80.37.