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The fame of Daumier’s satirical prints makes it easy to forget that he was also a remarkable painter. Even his contemporaries were unaware of that, or failed to appreciate him properly, apart from a few like Corot and Degas. A caricaturist employs simplification and exaggeration. These are also found in his paintings: even a washerwoman with a small child takes on an air of grandeur.

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Title Street Scene
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 27 cm
Width 21.3 cm
Artists Schilder: Honoré Daumier
Accession number 2595 (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Age artist About 56 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Material
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Place of manufacture France > Western Europe > Europe

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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...

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