The Fugitives, c. 1868

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Daumier's painting, The Fugitives, was his last and most dramatic rendering of the refugee theme and might refer to events surrounding the onset of the Franco-Prussian war, or to the insurrection of the commune in France in 1870. Daumier was less interested in depicting specific events than in responding to the depth of human suffering caused by these events. The bas-relief sculpture is one of Daumier's earliest expressions of the theme of exile, which he explored frequently between 1848 and 1870. Although possibly inspired by the Polish Revolution or the 1848 insurrection in France, the precise subject remains unknown.

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Daumier, The Fugitives-Painting (#746)
Details
Title
The Fugitives
Artist Life
1808-1879
Role
Artist
Accession Number
54.16
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