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Eaux-fortes originales pour des textes de Buffon

Illustrated by Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973), Author George Louis Leclerc de Buffon (French, 1707–1788), Publisher Martin Fabiani (active in France, mid-20th century), Printer Roger Lacourière (French, 1892–1966), Printer Marthe Fecquet (French, 20th century), Printer Pierre Baudier (French, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Goeppert, et al., 37; Artist & the Book 231


Overall: 37.6 x 29.3 x 3.8 cm (14 13/16 x 11 9/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 31 etching and aquatints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Martin Fabiani, 1942) Folio; 78 leaves, plus 31 plates; blind-stamped brown morocco (Morf), in dark gray paper slipcase.

Illustrations of animals.

Paris: Martin Fabiani, 1942


W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1982-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 19, 1963.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen


© 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.