The Third Class Wagon: Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier: The Third Class Wagon

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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