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Name of Object:

The political refugee

Other name of the Object (second name):

Illustration for "The Bohemians of Paris", Le Charivari 11


Paris, France

Holding Museum:

National Library of France



Type of object:



Lithographer: Honoré Daumier (1808-1879)

Museum Inventory Number:

DC-180 (J, 6)-FOL


The cartoonist Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) was one of the first to be interested in the theme of migration, and drew many cartoon strips which dealt with the difficulties of exile. He did some more comic drawings on this theme, which are harder to understand. In this image, published in a series on the theme of the "Bohemian" (an artistic community attempting to live without restrictions), he highlights the gaze of his contemporaries on the "other" or the "stranger". The image also mocks the suspicious young woman just as much as the asylum seeker.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

DC-180 (J, 6)-FOL

Citation of this web page:

 "The political refugee" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;42;en&id=cartoons_and_caricatures

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 042