Lithography stone prepared with drawing
Francisque Poulbot (1879—1946).
"Joyeux Noël, Bella C. Landauer."
[Paris?, 1928]
Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library
Gift of Bella C. Landauer

 
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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 proper orientation.


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