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Victor-Marie Hugo
RUINS OF A BURG
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
13
Victor-Marie Hugo
RUINS OF A BURG
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Victor-Marie Hugo
BESANÇON 1802 - 1885 PARIS
RUINS OF A BURG
Bears a monogram lower right, most probably by the artist himself ; signed, dedicated and monogrammed below the drawing, on the support sheet of paper Victor Hugo / pour mon ami / V.H. ; bears a stamp on the back Robert David d'Angers
Brown ink wash on paper
5 x 10cm
2 by 4 in.
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Provenance

David d'Angers
Robert David d'Angers Collection, son of the above
Purchased by the previous owners from the above

Catalogue Note

Victor Hugo and sculptor David d'Angers (1788 - 1856) shared a profound friendship along with their ideals. Both of them went through political exiles. Numerous letters that they sent to eachother throughout their lives are known.

Victor Hugo often sent attachments along with his letters. For instance, he sent a few photographs to David d'Angers. The drawing we are here presenting was probably sent to the sculptor along with a letter. Executed around 1851, right before or at the beginning of the writer's exile, this drawing appears to be an album sheet which the artist cut on the right and upper borders, in order to send it through mail.

Victor Hugo represents a capriccio here, with romantic ruins under the moonlight, that he executes from his memories and impressions.

We are thankful to Mr. Pierre Georgel who kindly authenticated this work which will be listed in the catalogue raisonne in preparation.

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