Lithography stone prepared with drawing
Francisque Poulbot (18791946).
"Joyeux Noël, Bella C. Landauer."
Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Poulbot, as he was
known, created this Christmas card for collector-historian Bella C. Landauer
in 1928. He specialized in drawing children, often using as models those
of his concierge, Mme. Hourdequin. The image was drawn in reverse on the
lithographic s tone. When inked and printed the image appeared in its