VAT included (see terms) | Exclude VAT

Victor Hugo (Salon de 1879)
Victor Hugo (Salon de 1879)
L.Bonnat, pinx et del. Heliog,Dujardin.
Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Imp, Vve_A.Cadart, Paris.
Etching. 260 x 171mm.
Victor-Marie Hugo (February 26, 1802-May 22, 1885) is recognized as the most influential Romantic writer of the 19th century and is often identified as the greatest French poet. His best-known works are doubtless the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Poetry was another of his vocations: among many volumes, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Though extremely conservative in his youth, he moved to the political left as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism and of a European Union. His work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time.
[Ref: 719]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

Victor Hugo.
Victor Hugo.
L. Bonnart Pinxt. Leopold Massard Sculpt.
Imp. Ch. Chardon aine Paris. [n.d., c.1880.]
Etching on india laid paper, 540 x 420mm. 21¼ x 16½". A fine impression.
Victor-Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885) is recognized as the most influential Romantic writer of the 19th century and is often identified as the greatest French poet. His best-known works are doubtless the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Poetry was another of his vocations: among many volumes, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Though extremely conservative in his youth, he moved to the political left as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism and of a European Union. His work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. Here Hugo is seated with his left elbow resting on a large book on a table, staring intently at the viewer. The arresting portrait in oil by Léon Bonnat (1833 - 1922) is in the Musée National du château de Versailles, France.
[Ref: 16232]   £360.00  
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

Victor Hugo.  Salon de 1879
Victor Hugo. Salon de 1879
L. Bonnat 1879 [etched in image]. L. Bonnat pinx. P. Rajon sc.
L'Art. Imp. E. Delarue Paris. [n.d. c.1880.]
Etching with very large margins. Plate 310 x 228mm. 12¼ x 9".
Victor-Marie Hugo (1802-1885) is recognised as the most influential Romantic writer of the 19th century and is often identified as the greatest French poet. His best-known works are doubtless the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Poetry was another of his vocations: among many volumes, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Though extremely conservative in his youth, he moved to the political left as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism and of a European Union. His work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. Here Hugo is seated with his left elbow resting on a large book on a table, staring intently at the viewer. The oil by Léon Bonnat (1833-1922) is in the Musée National du château de Versailles, France.
[Ref: 27966]   £220.00  
enquire about this item add to your wishlist