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.