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Typ 915.31.8949

Zouzouline, Barbara Rodé, 1889-1969. Barbara Rodé Zouzouline illustrations for works of Marcel Proust, circa 1930-1933: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: p
Call No.: Typ 915.31.8949
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Zouzouline, Barbara Rodé, 1889-1969.
Title: Barbara Rodé Zouzouline illustrations for works of Marcel Proust,
Date(s): 1930-1933.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drypoint and drawings created by Russian-born artist Barbara Rodé Zouzouline, to illustrate various works by Marcel Proust.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003H-70, 2003H-71, 2003H-72, 2003H-73. Purchased with the Philip Hofer Trust fund; received: 2004 March.
2007MH-6. Gift of Ms. Marilyn Kolstad, 322 High Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada VIL 328; received: 2007 October 30.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Caroline Duroselle-Melish and Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Barbara Rodé Zouzouline Illustrations for Works of Marcel Proust, circa 1930-1933 (Typ 915.31.8949). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Barbara Rodé was an artist born in Russia in 1889 and died in Vernon, BC, Canada in 1969. She married Leonide Zouzouline, lived for a time in Odessa, St. Petersburg, Paris, Brussels, and Nelson, British Columbia. Her work consisted of oil painting and book illustration. While living in Paris, she was encouraged to illustrate works of Marcel Proust. Twenty-seven of her illustations of Un amour de Swann by Proust were exhibited at the Stock Publishing House Gallery and were admired by André Malraux. He introduced her to graphic artist Edmond Riga who taught her the technique of etching. She then began to engrave her own illustrations. The drypoints for Un amour de Swann were published as a suite by Edmond Riga in 1931. [For additional biographical information, see the website of the Grand Forks Art Gallery].


Arranged into the following seven series:

Scope and Contents

Consists of three sets of drypoints from ten plates illustrating Un amour de Swann, and drawings and proofs illustrating Un amour de Swann, A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, and Le côté de Guermantes.
Includes: 43 prints: drypoint, etching, 20 x 14 cm. or smaller; and 53 drawings in graphite and colored pencil, 41 x 20 cm. or smaller.
Barbara Rodé Zouzouline's spelling has been respected and no attempt has been made to correct it. The captions of the illustrations for Un amour de Swann are excerpts from Marcel Proust's text itself.

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