Annotated 'Madame Victor Hugo' and numbered '18' in pencil on the mount recto. The image was probably taken with the assistance of Charles Hugo, Victor's son, and Auguste Vacquerie. After his exile from France in 1852, Hugo and his close relatives settled on the Isle of Jersey in September, 1853. To pass the time, Charles Hugo and Auguste Vacquerie began to photograph family members and their surroundings, making over a hundred images between 1853 and 1854, which were collected into family albums. This image was a part of one of those albums. Provenance: family of Vacquerie-Lefevre.
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Sale Price $2,450
Medium Salt print from paper negative
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1853c Print Date 1853c
Dimensions 3-1/2 x 2 in. (89 x 51 mm)
Photo Country Isle of Jersey
Photographer Country France
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