An exhibition of paintings by the nineteenth-century artist that Charles Baudelaire described as having the capacity to capture ‘the heroism of modern life’.

The acerbic wit of the irreverent lithographer Honoré Daumier caused nineteenth century French politicians no end of trouble. Using his acute powers of observation he challenged and ridiculed the policies of the day in the biting satire of his sketches. This exhibition explores his prolific output of paintings, drawings and watercolours and why Bohemian Paris described him as the painter of modern life.

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, Greater London, W1J 0BD

020 7300 8090


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Mon – Thu, Sat – Sun, 10am – 6pm
Fri, 10am – 10pm
Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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