Victor Hugo

Made:
1877 in England
photographer:
Lock and Whitfield
'Victor Hugo', 1877
      A photographic portrait of Victor Hugo [1802-1885]  taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe Whitfield

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'Victor Hugo', 1877 A photographic portrait of Victor Hugo [1802-1885] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe Whitfield
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A Woodburytype entitled 'Victor Hugo' taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1877. This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'. Published between 1876 and 1883, each volume featured 36 portraits of prominent men of the time.

A Woodburytype entitled 'Victor Hugo' taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1877.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was one of the most important French writers of the 19th century, his best known works include 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', 1831, and 'Les Miserables', 1862.

This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'. Published between 1876 and 1883, each volume featured 36 portraits of prominent men of the time. A brief biographical essay by Thompson Cooper (1837-1904) accompanied each portrait.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6007/11
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford