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Bestiaire Fabuleux
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Bestiaire Fabuleux

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Description This book of poems with accompanying gouaches (opaque watercolors) and calligrams (figures made up of letters) about fantastic beasts and imaginary animals was bound by Thérèse Moncey. It features an abstract, birdlike form designed by the binder and won the French Grand Prix for Bookbinding in 1950.
  • Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
  • The Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World . J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. 2019.
Provenance Mrs. Robert H. Levi, Lutherville, MD; given to Walters Art Museum, 1977.
Credit Gift of Mrs. Robert H. Levi, 1977

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ink on paper bound between boards covered with calfskin, goatskin, suede, and gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 15 1/4 x W: 11 7/16 x D: 1 3/16 in. (38.7 x 29 x 3 cm)
Location Within Museum
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