About This Artwork

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

Caricature of a Man Standing by Desk (recto); Sketch of Male Head in Profile (verso), 1855/56

Graphite (recto and verso) on commercially prepared ivory wove card (discolored to tan)
203 x 166 mm

Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection, 1933.894


This work is featured in the online catalogue Monet Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, the first volume in the Art Institute’s scholarly digital series on the Impressionist circle. The catalogue offers in-depth curatorial and technical entries on 47 artworks by Claude Monet in the museum’s collection; entries feature interactive and layered high-resolution imaging, previously unpublished technical photographs, archival materials, and documentation relating to each artwork.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Hugh Edwards, “The Caricatures of Claude Monet,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 37, 1 (Jan. 1943), p. 71.

Charles Merrill Mount, Monet, a Biography (Simon & Schuster, 1966), p. 396.

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet (Fratelli Fabbri, 1971), p. 92, no. 49 (ill.).

Rodolphe Walter, “Claude Monet as a Caricaturist: A Clandestine Apprenticeship,” trans. Eric Young, Apollo 103 (June 1976), p. 489.

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, vol. 2 (University of Chicago Press, 1979), p. 70, no. 4A12.

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Catalogue raisonné, vol. 5, Supplément aux peintures: Dessins; Pastels; Index (Wildenstein Institute, 1991), p. 145, no. D497 (ill.).

Ownership History

Alfred Dussueil (1878–1927), Paris [Wildenstein 1991 and Durand-Ruel Archives]. Sold by Henri Cottereau, Paris, to Carter H. Harrison (1860–1953), Chicago, winter 1927–28 [Carter H. Harrison, “A brief statement of where and how I acquired the various items in the collection of drawings I have given to the Art Institute. . . . ,” Oct. 18, 1934]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1933.




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