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Daumier's Life

Part 5: 1840 to 1849

 

 

Date

Biography of

Honoré Daumier

Historical &

Cultural Background

 

 

 

 

 

1840


March

 

 

Second unsuccessful coup d'état by LOUIS-NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE.

1841

Daumier's "HISTOIRE ANCIENNE" appears in the CHARIVARI.

The railway system is being commercialized. - RENOIR is born.

1842


July

 

 

The Conservatives win the elections.

 

Daumier is repeatedly in financial difficulties.

 

 

1843

VICTOR HUGO publishes his play "Les Burgraves."

Attempted alliance with PEEL-ABERDEEN, England.

 

 

September

 

 

Queen VICTORIA visits France.

1844

Daumier publishes the series "LES BAS-BLEUS", "LES ÉTRANGERS À PARIS", "LES PHILANTROPES DU JOUR" and "VOYAGE EN CHINE".

 

 

 

August

 

 

France bombards Tangiers.

1845

He publishes "LES GENS DE JUSTICE", "PASTORALES", and "PROFESSEURS ET MOUTARDS". He moves to 9, Quai d'Anjou on the Ile Saint-Louis, where he will remain until 1863.

 

 

1846

Publication of Daumier's "LES BONS BOURGEOIS"and "LES PAPAS".

 

 

February 2

 

Daumier's son is born.

 

 

April 16

 

Daumier marries the 24 years old seamstress MARIE ALÉXANDRINE DASSY (Dédine, Didine, Nini).

 

1847

The series "LOCATAIRES ET PROPRIÉTAIRES" appears. Friendship with BAUDELAIRE, JEANRON, BOULARD, DAUBIGNY, STEINHEIL, GEOFFROY-DECHAUME, PASCAL, ELMERICH, DECAMPS and others.

 

 

 

February 15

 

Meeting with BARYE and others to form an independent Salon (exhibitions). CHAMPFLEURY is appointed speaker for the group.

 

 

 

March

 

 

Proposals for an electoral reform are rejected.

 

 

July

 

 

The first Reform-banquet established in Paris.

 

September

 

 

Modification of Government: The conservative GUIZOT becomes Prime Minster.

 

1848

Death of Daumier's son.

GAUGUIN and v. LILIENTHAL are born.

 

 

January 14

 

 

Prohibition of a reform-banquet in Paris.

 

February

 

Publication of the "Communist Manifest" in London.

 

February 22-24

 

 

February-Revolution. King LOUIS-PHILIPPE abdicts and goes into exile to England.

 

 

February 25

 

 

Proclamation of the "Right for work".

 

 

April 23

 

 

Unions are supporting elections to the Legislative.

 

 

May 4

 

 

Proclamation of the "Second Republic".

 

 

June 21

 

 

Closing of the "National workshops" (unionized).


 

June 23-25

 

 

Bloody suppression of the labour movement and revolt in Paris by the prefect CAVAIGNAC. 3'000 workers are killed and 11'000 revolutionaries arrested.

 

 

June 24

 

 

Beginning of the military dictatorship of CAVAIGNAC.

 

 

August

 

 

New restrictions to the Freedom of the Press.

 

 

September 15

 

Daumier paints the oil painting "MADELEINE EN PRIÈRE" on commission by the Government.

German National Assembly in the Paulskirche, Frankfurt. - Cholera epidemic in Europe.

 

November 21

 

 

Proclamation of a new Constitution.

 

 

December 10

 

First appearance in public as a painter with the painting "LA RÉPUBLIQUE NOURRIT SES ENFANTS ET LES INSTRUIT".

LOUIS-NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE wins the elections by a large majority.

1849

The series " LES FEMMES SOCIALISTES" is being published.

Birth of STRINDBERG, E.A. POE, death of CHOPIN.

 

 

May 13

 

 

Electoral victory of the Conservatives.

 

 

August

 

 

Cholera epidemic in France.


1850 - 1859


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