French School, (19th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 19th Century. Lucien Chardon ecrivant une lettre; 'Lost Illusions' by Balzac (1799-1850); part of La Comedie Humaine; written between 1837 and 1843; lives in Angouleme; hopes to make his mark as a poet in Paris; B.N.Z. 7765; Provenance: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.