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41 years old
Honore Daumier. Ice cream
Honore Daumier. The high Tribunal of judges!
Honore Daumier. Eternal burden
Honore Daumier. Beggar
Honore Daumier. Social contrasts
Honore Daumier. The last bath
Honore Daumier. I drink from boredom. Drink of thirst
Honore Daumier. I have fifteen centimes
Today marks the birthday of French realist illustrator Honoré Daumier (1808-1879). During the aftermath of the French Revolution, Honore Daumier, "the Michelangelo of caricature", rose to prominence as the caricaturist of 19th century French politics and society. Forced to quit school at the age of 12, Honore Daumier developed a life-long sympathy for the poor. Unfortunately, he sympathized so much with them that he died in debt and was buried in a pauper's grave.
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