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Victor Hugo

Artist:
Honoré Daumier (French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Publisher:
Printed and published by Aubert et Cie
Sitter:
Victor Hugo (French, Besançon 1802–1885 Paris)
Date:
July 20, 1849
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in. (36.4 x 25.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Harry G. Friedman, 1954
Accession Number:
54.557.7
Not on view
Signature: in stone lower left of image: "hd"

Inscription: below image: "On vient de lui poser une question grave, il se livre à des réflextions sombres...la réflextion sombre peut seule éclaicir la question grave!_aussi est-il le plus sombre de tous les grand hommes graves!
Donor: Harry G. Friedman
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

Delteil, Daumier.1861
Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, cat. no. 151, p. 195, ill.



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