Trains, Balloons & Buggies


Curated by: Carolyn Peter
On view: March 11 - April 24, 2004

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Some fifty lithographs by Daumier, drawn from the Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection, will be on view. Subject matter varies from the horse-drawn carts and carriages in the agrarian French countryside to the urban adventure of the Parisian omnibus to the excitement of early air travel in the newly invented hot-air balloon. The development of the railroad in the early part of the 19th century, writes Ms. Peter, had " far-reaching effects on French society .. not missed by the sharp eye and pencil of the caricaturist Honore Daumier."