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Honoré Daumier
The Hellwig Collection

24 Jan 2024–12 May 2024

Both loved and feared—the artist Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) was one of France’s greatest draughtsmen. A keen observer and controversial contemporary critic, he made a name for himself in the political sphere in 19th-century Paris, primarily through his caricatures, which he produced for the illustrated periodicals “La Caricature” and “Le Charivari”. Daumier became the conscience of an epoch marked by radical social and political upheaval and profound change.

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About the Exhibition

Daumier’s commitment to republican ideas, the press and freedom of speech, his fervent interest in modern innovations, and his critical but also profoundly human view of the circumstances of the times are impressively visualized in the artist’s caricatures. The Städel Museum presents 120 works by Honoré Daumier from an outstanding private collection, the Hellwig collection.

  • Honoré Daumier (1808–1879)
    Le Passé – le présent – l'avenir (The past – The present – The future), 1834

  • Honoré Daumier (1808–1879)
    Rue Transnonain, le 15 avril 1834 (Rue Transnonain, 15 April 1834), 1834

  • Honoré Daumier (1808–1879)
    Robert Macaire Boursier (Robert Macaire, stockbroker), Album Caricaturana, 1838

  • Exhibition Film


The Week in Art, Podcast The Art Newspaper, Ben Luke, 26 January 2024



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