Honoré Daumier: The Third Class Wagon

The Third Class Wagon: Honoré Daumier

The Third Class Wagon once again shows Honoré Daumier’s social conscience, with concern for the packed, cramped conditions of travel for the French lower classes. In the center, a woman stares out with a look of resignation. This picture, also known as The Third Class Carriage, was painted between 1862 and 1864.

French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas collected Daumier’s paintings of working-class life and they were of great inspiration to him.

Honoré Daumier’s The Third Class Wagon is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, United States of America

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