In this scene of exoneration, the socially committed artist Daumier has left the faces open to interpretation. Revealing is the lawyer's gesture as he points to the depiction of the crucifixion, to clarify that Christ died to save mankind from his sins.
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|Title||The Free Pardon|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Width 68 cm
Height 38 cm
|Accession number||2596 (OK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Age artist||Between 52 and 57 years old|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
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|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
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All about the artist
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...Bekijk het volledige profiel