French School, (19th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 1867. Lucien Chardon; 'Lost Illusions' by Balzac (1799-1850); part of La Comedie Humaine; written between 1837 and 1843; lives in Angouleme; maternal patronymic; hopes to make his mark as a poet in Paris; E.L., artist Emile Lassalle (1813-71) ?; Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Maison de Balzac, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.