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Honoré Daumier

Marseille 1808 - Valmondois 1879

Honoré Daumier worked as a satirical cartoonist for 'La Caricature', a magazine that was founded in 1830. He was thrown into prison in 1832 when he depicted King Louis Philippe as Gargantua, a giant from the stories by François Rabelais. He later worked for the magazine 'Le Charivari', for which he produced around 4000 lithographs with political and social satire. In his water colours and washed drawings of court scenes, he tried to portray the social inequality in 19th century society. His large oil paintings often feature Don Quixote.

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