This portrait, exhibited at the 1879 salon, offers a similar composition but reversed from that of photography of Nadar. The writer seated near a table leaning on a book. The assets of the same painting that photography became both real idealized images. The picture remained in the family until 1934 at which time the granddaughter of Hugo, while Jeanne Negreponte the offered the state (it is now in the Museum of the History of France at Versailles). For the museum’s opening in 1903, Paul Meurice request a copy to Léon Bonnat who gave him that performed by his pupil Daniel Saubès.