The Drinkers

Honoré Daumier French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 802

This painting, which was first exhibited in Paris in 1861, bears a resemblance to an illustration by Daumier's contemporary Paul Gavarni that was published twenty years earlier. The escape that alcohol offered to the poor is typical of the social themes Daumier explored throughout his career. The first owner of this work was the landscape painter Charles Daubigny.

The Drinkers, Honoré Daumier (French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois), Oil on wood

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