The Queen kisses Ruy Blas on the forehead; the young man kneels before her, hands clasped, eyes closed, his hat at his feet; finished state, with remarque of a female bust, of illustration to 'Ruy Blas', in 'Oeuvres Complètes de Victor Hugo' (Paris: Hetzel-Quantin, 1880-1892). 1885Etching printed on cream paper
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