"Sèvres vases, framed drawings by Daumier"
Sèvres vase (1884)
GNU Free Documentation LicenseSèvres vase (1884) - Credit: Chatsam, Wikimedia Commons

A French porcelain factory has existed at Sèvres (a suburb of Paris, near Versailles) since 1756.

It is still in operation today, under the name Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres.

Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) was a prolific French printmaker, as well as a skilled draughtsman, caricaturist, painter and sculptor.

His work is noted for its astute observation and for its satirical take on French life of the period.


'The Omnibus' by Honoré Daumier
Public Domain'The Omnibus' by Honoré Daumier - Credit: Honoré Daumier
A lithograph by Daumier
Public DomainA lithograph by Daumier - Credit: Honoré Daumier