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Antique French Jeanne d'Arc Illustrated Children's Book Monvel

Antique French Jeanne d'Arc Illustrated Children's Book Monvel Antique French Jeanne d'Arc Illustrated Children's Book Monvel Antique French Jeanne d'Arc Illustrated Children's Book Monvel
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Collectible 1896 edition of JEANNE D'ARC BY M. Boutete de Monvel, published by Plon Nourrit, Paris. The classic story of Joan Of Arc is beautifully told in French, and with the gorgeous illustrations by famed acedemic painter Boutet de Monvel on each page.   De Monvel studied at the Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Beaux-Artsin in Paris, this book is considered his masterpiece. His skill at capturing children made him a popular and well paid portraitist of the children of French nobiblity. 

The watercolors for this book were reproduced in zincotype, a new photoengraving process in the late 1800's using etching in combination with color ink.  This book earned de Monvel great success, leading to him being considered as one of the major artists of his time and bringing him international recognition

Book is large, each page a glorious event in the story of France's heroine Joan of Arc, in color. In good condition, pages are clean, the cover has bumped corners, this is after all, a children's book over 110 years old. Stunning addition to your collection, or a thoughtful gift to present to someone who loves France, and Jeanne. 47 pgs. Measures 12~3/4" x 9~3/4".

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