Lunch in the Country
DAUMIER, Honore (1808 - 1879)
Media: oil on board
Size: 26.0 x 34.0 cm
Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 2449
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
The theme of leisurely Parisians eating outdoors became popular among artists painting scenes of modern life. Here, the bearded gentlemen represent typical middle-class characters. They sit contentedly while one gives a piece of food to the bony-looking dog at his side. Another man wearing a flat cap hurriedly gulps his coffee, his eyes also fixed on the tasty morsel.