Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Louis Pasteur Inscribed Portrait Signed. Measuring 8.75" x 11.75", French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), is seen in a reprinted 1886 portrait bust by Legamey. Below the image is a large facsimile signature. Inscribed at the lower right in French by Pasteur, in translation: "Souvenir of May 11, 1886, to Mr. Maurice Vallery-Radot / [signed] L. Pasteur." Vallery-Radot could be the brother of Pasteur's son-in-law, René Vallery-Radot, who married his daughter Marie-Louise in 1879 and published a biography of Pasteur in 1884.

    One year earlier, Pasteur had successfully treated a human with his new rabies vaccine. From the Collection of a Minnesota Gentleman.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 312

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 November 14 - 15 Space Exploration Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection™ Part IV Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 June 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,097,506