Victor Hugo’s Bedroom

Description
Maxime Lalanne’s etching Le Chambre de Victor Hugo shows Hugo’s bedroom in Hauteville House on the Isle of Guernsey. The distinguished French author of works such as Les Misérables left Paris for political exile after a coup brought to power Louis Napoleon, later Napoleon III. The print was originally published as one of a suite of twelve to accompany a book titled Chez Victor Hugo par un Passant (At Victor Hugo’s House by a Passer-by). Hugo’s son Charles based his book on the reporting of Edmond Bacot, who visited Hugo in 1862. Lalanne etched this scene after one of the photographs Bacot took.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Etching
Date made
1864
publisher
Cadart, A.
graphic artist
Lalanne, Maxime
photographer
Bacot, Edmond
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 10 cm x 7.4 cm; 3 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
plate: 14.5 cm x 11.2 cm; 5 11/16 in x 4 7/16 in
sheet: 31.3 cm x 25 cm; 12 5/16 in x 9 13/16 in
ID Number
GA*14597
catalog number
14597
accession number
94830
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Communications
Literature
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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