Death of an Old Man

 
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
21 1/4 x 25 1/2 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. John G. Rauch
Accession number
48.5
Collection
Not Currently On View
Deaccessioned on
June 18th, 2008
Recipient
Christie's
Transfer notes
Sold on 2/9/2009 in the Interiors sale (Lot 53)
Reason
Forgery/Reproduction 
Valuation
Auction Sale Price - $1000
John G. Rauch [1890-1976], Indianapolis, by 1947;{1} given to IMA in 1948 (48.5)

{1}John G. Rauch was a prominent Indianapolis lawyer and civic leader, who gave many works of art to the Indianapolis Museum of Art beginning in the 1940s until his death. He is known to have purchased some items in New York, both at auction and from Max Safron, but the prior owner of this painting after Greuze's famous composition is undocumented.
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