Item #1003758 Le Printemps. Une Frise á Colorier. Pierre Belvès.
Le Printemps. Une Frise á Colorier
Le Printemps. Une Frise á Colorier
Le Printemps. Une Frise á Colorier

Le Printemps. Une Frise á Colorier

Paris: Flammarion, Albums du Père Castor, 1946. Single sheet, measuring 9.5 x 8.25 inches folded, unfolding to 9.5 x 33 inches. Pictorial panels printed in black on recto and in midnight blue on verso. Occasional stray smudge, light rubbing to folds.

First edition of this illustrated panorama of springtime, designed to be colored in watercolor or gouache. Featured images include a gardener pruning a tree, statues surrounded by spring blossoms, a farmer shearing a lamb, and laborers planting gardens and fields. Belvès was a career illustrator with Père Castor, the author of multiple books on art education, and a founder of Ateliers du Carrousel at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, which runs public arts workshops for students of all ages to this day. Text in French. A near-fine copy, never colored.

Price: $75.00

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