Wagon de troisième class, Third-class coach, 1863
Honoré Daumier (February 26, 1808 – February 10, 1879) was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, whose many works offer commentary on social and political life in France in the 19th century.
A prolific draftsman who produced over 4000 lithographs, he was perhaps best known for his caricatures of political figures and satires on the behavior of his countrymen, although posthumously the value of his painting has also been recognized.
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photograph of Daumier by the great photographer Nadar
Extensive online galleries of Daumier's work can be found at the following: