This is my first visit to these forums and it's nice to be here. I have a fairly unusual question that I was hoping the combined knowledge of a forum like this may have a chance of answering. My brother and I are great fans of Les Mis and as I am a photographer, for Christmas I often get friends and family prints or framed pictures either of my work or others. We've recently been to see the Barbican production and so Les Mis was front and centre in my mind while thinking about Christmas presents. I came across this picture of Cosette by Emile Bayard and absolutely love it.
It's obviously hugely well known from the cropped version that is used in nearly all Les Miserables advertising, but I love this original version from the Hugo work. It doesn't scream Les Mis like a big brash promo poster, but to those in the know, it means something. Additionally, it's something I can see him actually hanging! I'd love to find a store offering prints of this version but despite my best efforts, I have yet to find anything. There are a couple of similar versions to this which I have found - specifically this sepia toned one here:http://www.art.co.uk/products/p14612549 ... osters.htm
but although I like it, I prefer the etched look of the grey image. At present, my best bet is to either settle for the sepia one and get a print of that, or to try resizing the largest version of the original version and arrange the printing myself (there's a reasonable sized copy in Project Gutenberg's version of Hugo's book).
Anyone who could shed any light on this problem would be much appreciated. I love the original version but it feels like it's heading down the road of lost art!
Thanks very much.