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The Night Walkers

DAUMIER, Honore (1808 - 1879)

[image: The Night Walkers]

Media: oil on board

Size: 28.9 x 18.7 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2452

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

The dark outlines and lack emphasis on light and dark reveal Daumier’s experience in drawing and printmaking. His reputation was first established as a satirical caricaturist and it was only later he ventured into painting with oils. This work is an early example. The figures’ dress marks a distinction in social class – perhaps a reference to the political issues of the time.

2 comments

Amgueddfa Cymru on 15 December 2009, 09:51

Dear Judith,
The Museum offers a Print on Demand service that allows you to purchase high quality reproductions of our artworks. Details can be found at: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/picturelibrary/

Judith Peckham on 15 December 2009, 09:48

i saw the wonderful Turner to Cezanne exhibit in Syracuse, and fell in love with Daumier's Nightwalkers.

I'm trying to locate a good print of this. Can you direct me to a source? If it helps, I'll be in London 12/31 - 1/18.

Thank you.

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