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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
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 68 cm
Height 38 cm
Artists Schilder: Honoré Daumier
Accession number 2596 (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 Unknown
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Crime et Châtiment. De Goya à Picasso (2010)
Material
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Geographical origin 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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