About This Image

The image was taken with the assistance of Charles Hugo, Victor's son. After his exile from France in 1852, writer and political activist 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. An invaluable historical document.

See: Lebeck, Alles Wahrheit! Alles Luge!, p. 76 and Heilbrun and Molinari, En Collaboration avec le Soleil Victor Hugo Photographies de l'exil, pl.18.

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A Moody Victor Hugo in Exile
Charles Hugo A Moody Victor Hugo in Exile

Price $3,500
Sale Price $2,450

Main Image

Ref.# 3343

Medium Salt print

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1853c  Print Date 1853c

Dimensions 3-1/8 x 2-9/16 in. (79 x 65 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France


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