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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Victor Hugo, French, 1802–1885

The Belfrey of Lierre

ca. 1850

Brush and iron gall ink

sheet: 24 × 17.7 cm (9 7/16 × 6 15/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Williams, B.A. 1940
1977.7
Geography: 
Made in France
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Provenance: 

John Taylor Johnston, NY (Sale 1876) bought by Robert W. de Forest (his son-in-law), by inheritance to Priscilla de Forest Williams.

Bibliography: 

Christine Poggi et al., French Drawings: Acquisitions 1970–1984, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1984), 89, no. 54.

Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti, eds., Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo, exh. cat. (New York: DelMonico Books, 2018), 33, 72–73, 191, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.