Stands for DAUMIER REGISTER, the digital work catalogue you are looking at. It is the most recent work catalogue of Daumier's oeuvre and is constantly being updated. The DR-number refers to the number in the DAUMIER REGISTER. Oil paintings are numbered between DR7001 and DR9550.
This section refers to the respective numbers in the work catalogues of
Georgel & Mandel
There are several techniques and media for oil paintings:
Oil painting on canvas
Oil painting on panel
Oil painting on paper laid down
Oil painting on cardboard
Most of Daumier's oil paintings carry more than one title. In this section we are listing all the titles of each painting including the ones in a foreign language.
||Daumier's paintings are either unsigned or signed with "h.Daumier" or with the monogram "h.D.".
||When looking at a painting, a number of themes become apparent either from the illustration itself (e.g. lawyers, flowers, horse, portrait) or from the meaning expressed in the illustration (e.g. poverty, city life, joy).
||Very often the date of creation of a painting by Daumier is difficult to establish. Different experts have different opinions. In this section we list all the dates of each painting given by various work catalogues.
||This is a bibliography for each painting showing all the reference books (and page number) dealing with the painting.
||Many themes and scenes in Daumier's paintings can be seen in reference to his entire oeuvre. We are listing for each painting similar or comparable paintings, drawings, lithographs or wood engravings. By clicking on the "Similarity"-links the similar work can be opened and compared to the painting in question.
||Various work catalogues, exhibition or auction catalogues state different sizes for Daumier's paintings. This is a list of all the sizes of each painting with exact reference to the literature.
||A list of all exhibitions where a painting has been shown, with date and number in the exhibition catalogues.
This section gives the provenance of each Daumier painting with dates (where available) and often with sales prices or other relevant information.
Collections marked as "Private Collection, nr...." may be contacted through us. All information contained in this section has been supplied by the owners, published by Museums or researched in the literature. The DAUMIER REGISTER cannot be held accountable for any mistakes.
This section provides multi-level information for each painting:
a) Description of the painting
b) Opinions of experts
c) Quotes from newspaper articles and other documents regarding the painting
d) Cultural and historic information about the subject or the specific painting. General historic background of the period.
e) Short abstracts about themes (e.g. about Lawyers, Washerwomen etc.)
New information will permanently be added and updated.
||Each search result shows one or more photographs of a painting.
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