Daumier Lithographs: Characters and Caricatures
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The great caricaturist of late nineteenth century Paris, Honoré Daumier, lived through turbulent times. His productive life started at the same time that Louis Philippe I became king of France in 1830 after the overthrow of Charles X. Among Louis Philippe’s liberal policies was a relaxation of censorship of the press. Selected from the Chazen’s collection of nearly 900 prints by Daumier, the exhibition follows Daumier’s development as the foremost satirist of his day.