This lithograph of Victor Hugo by Achille Deveria was made in 1829. It is currently housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.. The lithography captures the young Victor Hugo at the cusp of his prolific career as an author. The lithograph measures 46.6 x 33.1 cm and is printed via the chine colle printmaking technique.
Achille Devéria (1800–1857) was a prominent French painter and lithographer known largely for his portraits of many famous literary figures, such as Victor Hugo. Other prominent writers that were the subjects of Achille’s portraits were Alexandre Dumas, Prosper Mérimée, and Sir Walter Scott.