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MS Typ 1186

Brunhoff, Jean de, 1899-1937. Jean de Brunhoff drawings and related material for ABC de Babar, 1934: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Typ 1186
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Jean de Brunhoff drawings and related material for ABC de Babar
Date(s): 1934
Quantity: .15 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Pencil sketches, ink drawings, and related materials by Jean de Brunhoff, French artist and author, for his ABC de Babar.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2015MH-1 Gift of Laurent de Brunhoff and Phyllis Rose; and purchased with the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund, the Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture Fund, and the Philip Hofer Charitable Trust; received: 2015 October 10.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Susan Wyssen

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Jean de Brunhoff Drawings and Related Material for ABC de Babar, 1934 (MS Typ 1186). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Jean de Brunhoff (1899-1937) was a French illustrator and author known for creating the Babar books.


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Scope and Contents

Collection consists of work leading to the production of Jean de Brunhoff's ABC de Babar, including pencil sketches, mock-ups, and ink line drawings of preliminary ideas; drawings and camera-ready copy for the cover, endsheets, and title page; original ink drawings of illustrations; and the painted, color illustrations used for production.

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