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La Belle-Enfant ou l'Amour a Quarante Ans
(Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953) Montfort, Eugene. La Belle-Enfant ou l'Amour a Quarante Ans.. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1930 . #163 of 340 copies (Entire edition 390 copies: 60 with suites; 35 on Japan supernacre; 244 as this copy; 50 hors commerce.) Loose as issued. Page size 13.2 x 10.2 inches; overall size 14 x 11 x 2.5 inches Illustrated with 110 original etchings by Raoul Dufy, 94 of which are 1/2 or full page plates, 41 hors-texte, loose in pictorial wrapper folder. Fine copy, Brown buckram folding box. Garvey notes in The Artist & The Book" #93 "In search of accuracy of detail for La Belle-Enfant, one of the most celebrated of Dufy's illustrated books, he made preliminary studies in Marseilles, the locale of the novel.? Vollard recounts the determination of Dufy to get exactly the right images he wanted, ?His conscientiousness was extraordinary. After several journeys to Marseilles a Marseilles that is beginning to disappear, which adds still more to the interest of these illustrations just as he was about to engrave one of the last plates, representing Alinees salon, the artists felt doubtful...He decided to go to Marseilles...again.? (257-8) References: Chapon p. 281; Kornfeld 152/62; Skira 107; Rauch 47; "From Manet to Hockney"85; Strachan,W.J. The Artists and the Book in France. Vollard, Ambroise. Recollections of Picture Dealer (1936); The arts of the French book 1900-1965 (1967): #15 (Inventory #: 1204)
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