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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

Jean de Brunhoff's maquette included a few pages of abstract patterns in green, red, and yellow—perhaps alternate endpapers or color trials—that resembled the curves and loops of cursive script. He drew this page using the limited palette—green, red, and yellow—that he had chosen for the book's illustrations. This page of the maquette was not incorporated in the published edition.