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[Auguste Vacquerie at Marine Terrace]

Artist:
Charles Victor Hugo (French, 1826–1871)
Author:
Auguste Vacquerie (French, 1819–1855)
Date:
1855
Medium:
Salted paper print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 4 1/8 × 2 15/16 in. (10.5 × 7.4 cm) Mount: 8 5/8 × 5 13/16 in. (21.9 × 14.8 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.714.1, .2
Not on view
Signature: In Vacquerie's hand: "Jersey Septembre 1855" and dedicated to Mlle. Edwige, with handwritten poem attached

Inscription: Inscribed in black ink on mount in Vaquerie's hand, recto BC: "a Mlle Edwige. // Souvenir affectueux. // Auguste Vacquerie // Jersey. septembre 1855"

Accompanying poem in black ink on separate sheet, OA: " O femmes ! reines par la grâce! // De quel acier et par quel art // Nous ferons-nous une cuirasse // que vous ne perciez d'un regard? // Dalida, jolie et fatale, Livre Sansom tondu tout ras. // Hercule file aux pieds d'Omphale Les yeux sont plus fort que les bras. // Auguste Vacquerie // Jersey Sbre 1855"
[Gérard Lévy]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, April 11, 1978

Photograph accompanied by handwritten poem by Vacquerie.
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