Daumier at Kelvingrove & the Barnes

Honoré Daumier  “The Ribalds (Les Ribaudes)” 1848–49 Oil on canvas 50 3/4 x 38 in. Barnes, Philadelphia, Room 14. Early study for “The Miller, His Son, & the Ass” (1849) Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow [houses Christ of Saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí].  Fable of a man & his son who are accompanied by their donkey & meet constant criticism from passers by of the way it is used or treated by them. The story’s purpose is to show that everyone has their own opinion & there is no way one can satisfy all.


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