5 July 2005
Victor-Marie Hugo (Besançon 1802-1885 Paris)
A seascape with a town on an island
signed and dated '1864 Victor Hugo'
black chalk, brush and black and red ink on light brown paper
4¼ x 10 5/8 in. (109 x 269 mm.)
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The date of this drawing coincides with Victor Hugo's exile on the island of Guernsey, where he lived from 1855 to 1870.
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