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Jean de Brunhoff

Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant (The Story of Babar), Maquette

ca. 1930-1931
8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (21 x 16 cm)

Gift of Laurent, Mathieu, and Thierry de Brunhoff, and purchased with the assistance of The Florence Gould Foundation and the Acquisitions Fund, Fellows Endowment Fund, Gordon N. Ray Fund, and the Heineman Fund, 2004

MA 6304

These rear endpapers repeat the design that appears on the second set of front endpapers. Once again, Jean de Brunhoff used the limited palette—green, red, and yellow—that he had chosen for the book's illustrations. These pages of the maquette were not incorporated in the published edition.