Pierre-Jean DAVID D'ANGERS ( 1788 - 1856 )

VICTOR HUGO at 35 years old

Colossal Hermes bust, with tie
Studio plaster
H : 74 cm, L : 38 cm, D : 34 cm
Artist example signed, dated with engraved dedication "A Victor Hugo, P.J. David 1837".

Gift circa 1837 from the artist to Louis Pavie at the origin of the meeting David-Victor-Hugo (May 1827).
"Estate of Voisin-Chasles”, descendant of Louis Pavie (1782-1859), writer, printer, bookseller, important friend and support of the artist (Angers, Sale June 13th 1994, bought by the following)
Private collection, Angers
Galerie Jacques Leegenhoek, Paris
UDB collection

The only one(?) example identified by us with the date and the signature on the front of the base.