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The Pierrot of the Minute
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The Pierrot of the Minute

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Description In his 1887 guidebook Historical and Bibliographical Manual for Collectors of Bookbindings, Léon Gruel described and illustrated a 1766 binding by Robert-Jean Bailly. He then produced an exact copy, seen here. The leather cover has been cut away to reveal a rich underlayer of rose-colored silk. The same silk is used for the endpapers inside.
  • Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Owned by Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1931

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ink on paper bound between boards covered with goatskin, gold, silver leaf, and silk
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 7 3/16 × W: 4 1/2 in. (18.26 × 11.43 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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