La main de Madame Hugo

Auguste Vacquerieca. 1853-1854

George Eastman Museum

George Eastman Museum

Auguste Vacquerie was a French journalist and man of letters. He was from his earliest days an admirer of Victor Hugo, with whom he was connected by the marriage of his brother Charles with Leopoldine Hugo [daughter of Victor Hugo]. The Vacqerie brothers came from a prominent shipping business.

He was one of the principal contributors to the Événement and followed Hugo into his exile in Jersey. In 1869 he returned to Paris, and with Paul Meurice and others founded the anti-imperial journal, Rappel.

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  • Title: La main de Madame Hugo
  • Creator: Auguste Vacquerie
  • Date Created: ca. 1853-1854
  • Location Created: United Kingdom, Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: w8.5 x h6.5 cm (Image)
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Public Domain, George Eastman House Collections
  • Medium: salted paper print
  • Place Part Of: Europe
  • Materials Extent: complete
  • Inscriptions: recto (handwritten on the album page, in pencil, lower right corner): La main de Madame Hugo / épreuve reproduite dans le livre de Gruyer (Translation of inscription): The hand of Madame Hugo. Proof printed in the book by Gruyer.
  • From the album: Souvenir de l'Exil
  • Credit line: Gift of Eastman Kodak Company; ex-collection of Gabriel Cromer
  • Credit Line Source: George Eastman House
  • Credit Line Extent: complete