Miss Karen and I visited the Morgan Museum to see Drawn to Greatness, Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection.

The exhibit had sketches from some great masters, but the work that intrigued me most was this one:

It is called Fantastic Castle at Twilight. The artist, I was surprised to find, is Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables.

I found this painting haunting, and, as it turns out, most of Hugo’s art is just as dark.

Monsieur Hugo was a tremendously talented man, but I can’t help wondering whether practitioners of modern medicine would simply prescribe something.