Livre d’Art

The woodcut portrait of Ubu that Jarry used as the book’s frontispiece was starkly modern in contrast with the book’s design. It had already appeared
in the play's serialization in an avant-garde magazine that promoted the artistic revival of the woodcut.

Alfred Jarry (1873–1907), “Ubu roi,” in Livre d’Art no. 2 (April 1896). The Morgan Library & Museum, gift of Robert J. and Linda Klieger Stillman, 2017. PML 197088.