France 19th century

Identification by Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, on site with Laure de Margerie, October 3, 2011.

Moulage sur nature de la main de Victor Hugo

Life-cast of Victor Hugo's Hand


plaster, life cast


Dimensions (HxWxD): 9 916 x 2 12 x 5 916 in.

signed by Victor Hugo on the bottom of the truncated hand: Victor Hugo / 1877

Acc. No.: 1962.26

Credit Line: Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels

Photo credit: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

© Artist:


  • 1877, Acquired by Rodin when he was studying the Monument to Victor Hugo
  • 1962, Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels