Description Rather than creating a purely decorative design, Émile Carayon devoted this binding's entire front cover to creating a picture that directly reflects the contents of the book. Using a technique called cuir incisé, or incised leather, he brought artist Auguste Lepère's (1849–1918) drawing of a fashionable young woman into lifelike relief. (Lepère also made the wood engravings that illustrate the text.)
- Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1931
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