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Daumier Voleurs et L'Ane

1986 Honore Daumier, "Les voleurs et l'âne" (vers 1848-50). Paris: Musée d'Orsay. Imprimé en France. Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris, 1986.

While the two thieves fight over possession of the horse, an unknown third steals it from them. Part of the artistry of this work is that the fight is highlighted in the picture as it is in the experience of the two thieves, while what goes on in the background of the picture--out of the picture's focus and out of theirs--turns out to be more important.