Portraits, Victor Hugo
Tone-lithograph printed in color.
Artist: Armand (no further info)
Publication: "Musé des Hommes du Siècle"
Publisher: E. Lyon-Claesen
Date: Ca. 1880
The album has 24 important personalities. Among them: Pasteur, Zola, Stanley, Jacques Offenbach, Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria
Victor Hugo, the poet shown here in high age with over-dimensional head. A feather keel in his right hand, the tip pointing towards his own shadow. His eyes diverted into an obscure distance. Hugo is surrounded by books with Hugo-titles. A pensive, good looking poet.
Lithograph has traces of age and use in lower margin. Some repaired tears on lower margin edge..
In the lower eft of image is an area where the coloring is missing.
Image: 32,8 x 25,3 cm (ca. 12.9 x 10")
Bug-Jargal (short story - 1820, novel - 1826)
Hans of Iceland (Han d'Islande - 1823)
The Last Day of a Condemned Man (Le Dernier jour d'un condamné - 1829)
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris - 1831)
La Esmeralda (the only libretto of an opera written by Victor Hugo himself) (1836) - the ending was altered for the play
Claude Gueux (1834)
The Rhine (Le Rhin - 1842)
The Poor People (1854)
Les Misérables (1862)
Toilers of the Sea (Les Travailleurs de la Mer - 1866)
The Man Who Laughs ( L'Homme qui rit - 1869)
Ninety-Three (Quatrevingt-treize - 1874)