October 19, 2017Contact Us
Daumier's BiographyDAUMIER REGISTER – THE WORK CATALOGUE!CaricaturesReferenceVisitor's ForumMarketplaceDaumier NewsCollecting Daumier


1808 - 1819 1820 - 1829 1830 - 1834 1835 - 1839 1840 - 1849 1850 - 1859 1860 - 1869 1870 - 1879 After 1879


Daumier's Life

Part 6: 1850 to 1859

 

 

Date

Biography of

Honoré Daumier

Historical &

Cultural Background

 

 

 

 

1850

The series "IDYLLES PARLEMENTAIRES" appears, as well as the oil painting "DON QUIXOTE AND SANCHO PANSA". Daumier creates a first model of the statuette "RATAPOIL". Friendship with DELACROIX.

RICHARD WAGNER composes "Lohengrin". - Steamer connection betrween Bremen and New York. - BALZAC dies in Paris

 

 

May 15

 

 

A new law, "LOI FALLOUX", restores the leading role of the catholic church in school education.

 

 

May 31

 

 

Restrictions to the right to vote are introduced.

 

 

June 8

 

 

Press censorship is tightened.

 

 

August 26

 

 

LOUIS-PHILIPPE dies while in exile in England.

 

1851


January

 

Meeting with the historian Jules MICHELET.

Death of W. TURNER.

 

 

April

 

The first version of "RATAPOIL" is shown.

New realignment of the Government.

 

 

July 19

 

CHAMPFLEURY publishes an enthusiastic article on Daumier.

Parliament rejects a constitutional revision.

 

 

December 2

 

 

Coup d'état by LOUIS-NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE.

 

 

December 3-4

 

 

Resistance in Paris and in the provinces.

 

 

December 5-10

 

 

Oppositional politicians are arrested.

 

December 21

 

 

Plebiscite: LOUIS-NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE is elected as President for a period of 10 years.

 

1852

BAUDELAIRE, DE BANVILLE and CHAMPFLEURY are publishing articles and studies on Daumier.

VINCENT van GOGH is born. GOUNOD writes Ulysse. - GIUSEPPE VERDI composes "La Traviata".

 

 

January 14

 

 

Presentation of a revised Constitution.

 

February 2

 

 

Decree to a new electoral law.

 

 

February 17

 

 

Again restriction of Freedom of the Press and introduction of State censorship for press and theater.

 

 

November 21

 

 

Plebiscite for the reintroduction of a revised system of monarchy. - Industrial development gains importance.

 

December 2

 

 

LOUIS is crowned as Emperor NAPOLÉON III.

1853

Daumier starts spending his summers in VALMONDOIS.

HAUSSMANN demolishes the old Paris and starts modernizing the city (" les grands boulevards").

1854


March 28

 

 

France and England declare war against Russia.

 

 

September

 

 

Crimean War.

 

October

 

 

Siege of Sebastopol.

1855

Daumier paints various lawyers paintings.

World Fair in Paris.

 

1856

Daumier has contacts with MILLET,COROT, and ROUSSEAU.

H.HEINE dies in Paris

 

 

March 30

 

 

End of the Crimean War.

 

1857

Project for a lithographical series on the "Fables" of LAFONTAINE. - Daumier engages in drawing mainly theatrical scenes.

War against China and first world economic crisis.

1858

February

 

Making of the series "EN CHINE".

Assassination attempt on NAPOLÉON III.

 

 

February 2

 

 

Paris butchers lose their monopoly

 

 

 

ZILLE is born, OFFENBACH composes"Orphée aux Enfers"

1859

 

France and Sardinia declare war against Austria (MAGENTA und SOLFERINO).

 


November 10

 

 

Peace of Zurich. Lombardia becomes property of NAPOLÉON III.


1860 - 1869


1808 - 1819 1820 - 1829 1830 - 1834 1835 - 1839 1840 - 1849 1850 - 1859 1860 - 1869 1870 - 1879 After 1879




Daumier's Biography  |  Daumier Register  |  Caricatures  |  Reference  |  Visitor's Forum
Marketplace  |  Daumier News  |  Collecting Daumier  |  About This Site  |  Sitemap  |  Contact Us

Last Updated 12.09.2003. |  Disclaimer