A portrait of Victor Hugo. It is a profile image with his head turned to the right side. He has a long shaggy beard and a collared shirt.
This is a portrait of the famous Romantic poet, novelist and dramatist Victor Hugo. The French writer is known for the novels Les Misérables (1862) and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831). Here Rodin, shows him in three quarter view. This, the sixth state, is part of a series of works with different compositions that the sculptor made. This version was published in the illustrated review "Les Lettres et les Arts" (Sept. 1889) and was featured in Gustave Geffroy's "Le Statuaire Rodin."