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The alms giver
(L'aumône)
(mid 19th century-late 19th century)

Medium
oil on wood panel
Measurements
31.0 × 19.5 cm
Inscription
inscribed in black paint l.r.: EM (monogram)
Accession Number
206-2
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1905
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Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Provenance

Remained with the artist, until his death, 1891; by descent to his widow, Elisabeth Meissonier (1840–98, nee Bezanson); included in Meissonier estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 12-20 May 1893 (Lugt 51744), no. 115 (bought in); with an unknown dealer, Paris, by 1905; from where purchased, by Bernard Hall, for the Felton Bequest, 1905.