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- Series: Les Châtiments
A scrawny eagle representing Napoleon IIII, crushed under the weight of a volume of Victor Hugo's Les Châtiments; before letter
Etching with surface tone, printed on thin paper
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Height: 146 millimetres
Width: 105 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From a series of ten etchings illustrating Victor Hugo's 'Les Châtiments'. As the text was banned in France due to its anti-napoleonian sentiment, the series was initially published in Brussels. This edition was published in Paris.
The set is kept in a light blue paper folder bearing the following lettered inscription: 'Série de / dix eaux-fortes / de / Henry Guérard / sur papier de Hollande / pour l'illustration / des Châtiments / de / Victor Hugo / Edition in-octavo / Prix: 16 francs / Paris / Librairie Nouvelle / Boulevard des Italiens, 15, au coin de la rue de Grammont / Droits de reproduction réservés'.
'Papier de Hollande' has been crossed out, with someone adding in pencil: 'Chine [volant?]'. Another annotation, in ink, says: 'avant la lettre'.
At the back of the folder is an advertisement for a series of ten prints illustrating Hugos's 'Napoléon le Petit', also by Guérard.
Excerpts from the 'Châtiments' printed on loose thin sheets are inserted between the prints.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Les Châtiments
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- Prints and Drawings
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