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Victor Hugo, de face

Accession Number
1960/2.157

Title
Victor Hugo, de face

Artist(s)
Auguste Rodin

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1885

Medium & Support
drypoint on moderately thick, moderately textured cream wove

Dimensions
10 7/16 in. x 7 1/16 in. ( 26.5 cm x 18 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser

Label copy
Rodin attempted to sculpt a bust of Victor Hugo, the famous French poet and author. Hugo declined to sit for Rodin, and Rodin obtained permission to work in Hugo's house from February-April 1883 hoping to capture a likeness.
Following the creation of the bronze bust, Rodin produced two drypoint portraits of Hugo (one full-face, the other three-quarter view). [An impression in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay carries a dedication comparing the portrait to Michaelangelo's "Day" in the Medici Chapel in Florence. See Claudie Judrin, "Une gravure unique du Victor Hugo de Rodin," in "Revue du Louvre/La Revue des Musées de France," vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 76-81.]

Physical Description
Jean Paul Slusser, donor, Ann Arbor, owned until 1960.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
bust-length
face
head
heads (animal components)
portraits
sketches

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