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Le Bestiaire

Illustrated by Roger Chastel (French, 1897–1981), Author Paul Eluard (French, 1895–1952), Publisher Maeght Editeur, Paris (French, founded in 1945), Printer Jean Signovert (French, 20th century), Text printed by Marthe Fequet (French, 20th century), Text printed by Pierre Baudier (French, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 55


Overall (without slipcase): 38.7 x 31.5 x 5 cm (15 1/4 x 12 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.) Overall (with case): 40.3 x 33.4 x 7.2cm (15 7/8 x 13 1/8 x 2 13/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 86 color etchings, plus etched cover

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Paris] Maeght Editeur [1948]) Folio, unbound; unpaged, 96 ff.; original etched wrappers, tan paper slipcase.

Abstracted illustrations.

[Paris] Maeght Editeur [1948]


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, September 17, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vershbow