Good news for the Daumier community: Daumier’s original lacquered clay of King Louis XIV has reappeared on the Art market after 47 years of hiding in the apartment of a French Art dealer in New York known to the Daumier Register. After he passed away, the sculpture, showing slight chips and minor damages, was not offered via any of the major auction houses as one might have expected, but by a small upstate New York auctioneer.

Many collectors had not been aware of this auction. Thus this rarity went to its new owner at a relatively low price.

Read more about the history and provenance of this unique sculpture in the Daumier Register!