L'Éclair (Lightening), from Sonnets et eaux-fortes (Sonnets and Etchings) (The Thunderstorm)

Victor Marie Hugo, French, 1802 - 1885


1868; published 1869

Etching and drypoint on laid paper

Plate: 8 1/2 × 5 3/4 in. (21.6 × 14.6 cm)

Sheet: 13 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (34.9 × 24.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Maida and George Abrams



Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, France


Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in plate: Victor Hugo; dated, lower edge: 1868

Course History

SART 27, SART 28, Printmaking I: Intaglio, Printmaking II, Louise Hamlin, Winter 2013

ARTH 41.04, European Art 1850-1900, Allan Doyle, Spring 2019

ARTH 41.04, European Art 1850-1900, Allan Doyle, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

Prints from the Hood Museum Collection, inaugural exhibition, Friends Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1985-January 12, 1986.

Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Drawings, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-October 30, 1972.


Maida Stocker Abrams (1938-2002) and George S. Abrams, Boston, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 1970.

Catalogue Raisonne

J. Adhemar, Inventaire du fonds francais apres 1800, vol. 10, p. 528, no. 4.

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