Developments in the 19th Century


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The Birth of Realism


Honore Daumier


Honore Daumier

(b Marseille, 26 Feb 1808; d Valmondois, 10 Feb 1879).

French graphic artist, painter and sculptor.
Son of a Marseille glazier, frame-maker and occasional picture restorer, Daumier joined his father in Paris in 1816. He became a bailiff’s errand boy and was then employed by a bookseller, but his real enthusiasm was reserved for drawing and politics. He studied drawing with Alexandre Lenoir and at the Académie Suisse and then worked as assistant to the lithographer Béliard. Having mastered the techniques of lithography, he published his first plate in the satirical weekly La Silhouette in 1829.



Martyrdom of St. Sebastian


The Kiss


Two Lawyers


A Lawyer with His Client


Advice to a Young Artist


Wandering Saltimbanques


A Criminal Case


Leaving School


Don Quixote and Sancho Pansa


Don Quixote and Sancho Pansa


Sancho Pansa Going for a Call of Nature


Don Quixote and Sancho Pansa Having a Rest under a Tree


Don Quixote and the Dead Mule


Don Quixote Reading


The Beggars


In the Theater


The Wrestler


The Etching Amateur

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