Lot 538: Scarce 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite seated portrait of Hugo with his legs crossed, signed on the reverse in black ink, "Pro jure contra legem, Victor Hugo, H. H. 1866." Published by Garnier's Photography of Guernsey. Lower right border of front is stamped "Registered." In fine condition, with some spreading to the first letter of the signature, and moderate contrast to the signature against the photographer's emblem. An uncommon format for the famed French scribe, signed exile the same year he released The Toilers of the Sea.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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