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Jules Verne Images

Photos, Carte de Visite (CDV), Postcards, Drawings, Paintings

In Chronological order



Ed Note: Volker Dehs confirms to me that this is Jules Verne.



There are various dates given for this photo on the internet. 1850 or 1852 or 1854.

If the above IS 1850, then this is after.

I have read that due to the ongoing treatment for Jules partial facial paralysis, he had no beard to facilitate the electrical treatments!

Jules Verne "... had four episodes of left facial paralysis aged 22–36 years" (1850 - 1864)

Lancet article reference here!

Publication History
Published: March 2017

another article:
Neuropathies and diabetes in Jules Verne
Article in The Lancet Neurology 16(4):268 · April 2017 



Boisgirard Auction

Carte de Visite
P. J. Delbarre & Cie

Original print size 5.5 x 9 cm pasted on cardboard (6 x 10 cm) from a photograph of Jules Verne circa 1854.
Then secretary of the Lyric theater



Boisgirard Auction

This photo taken in the year that Jules Verne got married.

Photographer unknown

around 1857


about same as above



Boisgirard Auction



Carte de Visite (CDV)
Andrew Nash Collection
©2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Copyright Andrew Nash

Ed Note: Volker Dehs, thinks this image is later that this!

Collection Andrew Nash

My Carte de Visite, has no marking on it regarding the subject or the photographer.
To me it is obvious that it is Jules Verne. The suit, the tie, the beard, the hairline, the pose, the look. It IS Jules Verne.

I now finally have my proof.

This card/photo has 2 mates, that is in the collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Their image is more faded, and the vignette that has been made of Verne, shows less jacket!

The links to the card are:
Jules Verne-BNF-Gallica-Bertall-et-Cie_Front
Jules Verne-BNF-Gallica-Bertall-et-Cie_Back

There is also another card/photo in a private collection. It was used on the cover of;

Dans le sillage de Jules Verne ... Crotoy

Collection Andrew Nash

I do NOT know which collector owns that image.

The card is Photographed by:
'Bertall & Cie Phot.'

On the back is written, Jules Verne No. 39.
It has a tag that reads:
Lassailly Freres
Comptoir Geographique,
65 Rue Richelieu.

And 2 stamps:
Ancienne Rue de la Madeleine


Societe de Goegraphie Paris

(this last stamp is on many items that the BNF has, ie. is also on a 20k manuscript)

ed note:
Charles Lassailly, directeur du Comptoir geographique
Arthur Lassailly, directeur-adjoint du Comptoir geographique

In the below 1876 image, note the collar of Verne's jacket is scallop shaped, and remains thin down to the place where the jacket overlaps. (i.e. at the level of the bowtie, the collar of the jacket dips in, and when it bumps back out, it is thinner than the collar above. (compare with the below 1879 image where the collar of the jacket gets wider)




Tinted version of above:

In the above 1876 image, note the collar of Verne's jacket is scallop shaped, and remains thin down to the place where the jacket overlaps. (i.e. at the level of the bowtie, the collar of the jacket dips in, and when it bumps back out, it is thinner than the collar above.
These identifying points help distinguish from the 1879 photos below, where the collar of the jacket is wider.
Same image, turned into an engraving.
The original of the engraving was modified by Andrew Nash to isolate Verne's head, and was subsequently used by the North American Jules Verne Society, Inc.

Digital image above created 
by Andrew Nash from
the engraving used by the
American Jules Verne Society.
Andrew Nash Collection
©2002 2003 2004, 2010 Copyright

Collection of Andy Warhol type images created by Andrew nash in 2001 for THIS website.

used in 
Images created in 2001
by Andrew Nash.
Andrew Nash Collection
©2002 2003 2004 2010 2018 Copyright



Postcard: bought from Estonia
(appears to be from same sitting (1876) as above, though he is turned more to the left, and the jacket collar is thin)

Engraving from book
sur terre et sur mer, 1876
(again, seems to be based on the same sitting)
In the below set of images the edge of Verne's collar can be seen under the bow tie, AND the collar of the jacket gets wider at the level of the bowtie.



My guess here is pre-1879
This particular image is taken from the book:

Men of Mark - 1876-1883
Published by: Lock and Whitfield

photo by Adam Salomon
(click image for larger view)

Collection Andrew Nash

The above image from a book published in 1879, in Krisitania, Norway by P. T. Mallings Boghandels Forlag.

This image is identical, just reversed when printed.
I say reversed, because the pin that should be in Verne's left lapel appears in his right lapel in the books image (left side of image)!

Collection Andrew Nash

Oval (from auction catalogue cover)
Spanish book
1879-ish Photographie Ad. Braun
Procede Inalterable
3. Boulevard des Capucines

Tresse, editeur Depose, Paris

(Bushy beard, covering bow tie!)

1887 ?


Sampson Low Publishers 
Authors Illustrated Edition engraving



In this set of photos, the jacket is buttoned over the vest
CDV: by Nadar
Click image for larger image
Cabinet Photo, Aug 12, 1895

Cabinet Card,1895
but autographed 16, august, 1900

circa 1900


cover of 1905 Literary Digest
Hetzel Book Cover
Jules Verne and Honorine, circa 1900



Postcard, Amiens, dated October 1902 
(signature is printed on card, not signed!)
Age = 74
Postcard, Amiens, dated October 1902 
(signature is printed on card, not signed!)
(same sitting as above images)

Art: Caricatures, Cartoons, Drawings, Paintings
Caricature by J. Parera, Barcelona
From corner of Nellie Bly Board Game
Dustjacket of Dutch Verne Book

Collection Andrew Nash


Salvador Dali, Spanish 1904-1989- ''L'Intellect Jaillissant'', (The Ebullient Intellect/Portrait of Jules Verne), (M&L. 147a), publ 1966 by Broutaa, printed by Lacourière-Frélaut; etching on Arches, signed and dated 5/80 in pencil, 32x24.5cm.
on japanese paper 

Julie Dupras - Lithograph

Collection of Andy Warhol type images

Busts Feves Jules Verne

Collection Andrew Nash

Clay Bust owned by Jean Jules-Verne
Bust created by Chris Walas
Movie Speical Effects Artist

Collection Andrew Nash

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