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Daumier's Life

Part 7: 1860 to 1869

 

 

Date

Biography of
Honoré Daumier

Historical &
Cultural Background

 

 

 

 

 

1860


March

 

After having been dismissed by the CHARIVARI, Daumier starts drawing lithographs for various other papers and works on numerous oil paintings.

Free Trade Agreement with England. -  GUSTAV MAHLER and H. WOLF are born. -  France und England occupy Beijing.

 

1861

"LA LAVEUSE AU QUAI D'ANJOU" (today at  Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo) and "LES BUVEURS" shown at Martinet, Paris.

French, English, and Spanish troops are sent to Mexico for collection of debts.

 

1862

Daumier publishes lithographs in Le BOULEVARD and LE MONDE ILLUSTRÉ (wood cuts). -  Death of PHILIPON.

2nd World Fair in London. Treaty of Saigon signed. - 3 Chinese provinces become French property.

 

1863

 

France occupies Mexico City. The Austrian MAXIMILIAN becomes Emperor of Mexico.

 

 

June 2

 

Bankruptcy of LE BOULEVARD.

 

 

 

October

 

Due to financial difficulties, Daumier moves from Ile St.- Louis to Boulevard Rochechouart, then to Rue l'Abbaye and finally to Boulevard Clichy.

Birth of EDVARD MUNCH and HENRY FORD.

 

December 18

 

Daumier takes up work again at the CHARIVARI and the JOURNAL AMUSANT.

"Le déjeuner sur l'herbe" painted by MANET

 

1864

Daumiers concentrates on theater and lawyers themes.

Strikes in Paris and easing of the press censorship.

 

 

September

 

First prints for the PETIT JOURNAL POUR RIRE.

Foundation of the International Labour Association.

 

1865

Summer vacation at ROUSSEAU's house in Barbizon.

Birth of JAN SIBELIUS.

 

 

BAUDELAIRE writes the "Vers pour le portrait de M. Daumier".

WAGNER writes "Tristan and Isolde".

 

 

October 1

 

Daumier moves to VALMONDOIS.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN is assassinated, end of US civil war.

 

1866

 

After intervention of the U.S., France pulls her troops out of Mexico. MAXIMILIAN will be shot by the revolutionary Government of Suarez.

1867

Daumier draws political themes again. He meets GAMBETTA.

Käthe KOLLWITZ is born.

 

 

Daumier's eyesight starts deteriorating.

 

 

1868

His friends THÉODORE ROUSSEAU and BAUDELAIRE die. -  COROT supports Daumier financially. -   Daumier's last prints and drawings appear.

Beginnig of the great strike movement in Paris, Lyon and Le Creusot. -  Max SLEVOGT is born.

 

1869


November

 

 

Opening of the SUEZ CANAL. First performance of VERDI's "Aida". -   "War and Peace" by TOLSTOI.

1870 - 1879


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