Walter and Brigitte Kames Donate Lithographs by Honoré Daumier to Museum in Munich

MUNICH.- The collectors Walter and Brigitte Kames are handing over their collection containing over 3000 lithographs by Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) to the ‘Collective Foundation of Bavarian State Museums’. The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, which already has some 700 lithographs and woodcuts by the artist, is then likely to preside over more prints by Daumier than any other museum in Germany . The quality of this collection stems not merely from its scope and the good condition of the sheets. What makes this donation so especially valuable is the fact that the lithographs include numerous series in their entirety, whereby Daumier pursued a subject over several sheets. An extensive exhibition of the collection will be held from 1.12.2012 to 24.2.2013 at the