These VALSUANI casts made between 1953 and 1965 (2nd, additional series after Barbedienne), marked respectively LG (for Madame Le Garrec), Mme H. (for Madame Heuyer) and C (for Madame Cordier) and stamped "Cire perdue, C. Valsuani" and MLG for Maurice Le Garrec.Click here to edit title.
DAUMIER-REGISTER NUMBER: DR 9601 TITLES OF THIS SCULPTURE: Antoine-Maurice-Apollinaire, baron d'Argout (Vasselin, Isère, 1782-1858, ministre et pair de France); Portrait-charge d'Antoine-Maurice-Apollinaire, baron d'Argout (1782-1858), ministre et pair de France; D'Argout; Le malin; Le spirituel et malin; Witty and Malicious.
MARKING: Mme. H. present location unknown. MARKING: L.G. Collection Le Garrec, Maurice (Galerie Sagot-Le Garrec). Paris (France). Then Cordier (Heirs), Paris (France), then sold at Piasa on Dec.15, 1999, lot 5 MARKING: L.G. Private Collection. offered at Phillips de Pury USA on Nov. 4, 2002, remained unsold MARKING: C. Private Collection. offered at Galerie Motte, France on June 12, 1970, lot 29 MARKING: HC (?) Private Collection. Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, May 20, 1999 lot 2213; remained unsold