Quixote rides off the page into history.
Sancho faithfully follows.
illustration: Honoré Daumier (1808 – 1879)
Honoré Daumier was born in France during
the fourth year that Napoleon was emperor. In the newly formed
United States, Thomas Jefferson was concluding his presidency.
Daumier’s father tried in every way possible to discourage
his son’s inclination toward art, but alas, the boy would not be turned.
Daumier produced more than 500 paintings, 4000 lithographs,
1000 wood engravings, 1000 drawings and 100 sculptures.
He was best known for his caricatures of
political figures and satires on the
behavior of his countrymen.
See the works of Daumier set to music, below.