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Picture Book

Illustrated by Jean Charlot (Mexican (born in France, active in the United States), 1898–1979), Typographical design by Merle Armitage (American, 1893–1975), Author Paul Claudel, Publisher John Becker (American, 20th century), Printer Lynton R. Kistler (American, 1893–1993)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 54


Overall: 28 x 19.8 x 2.2 cm (11 x 7 13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 32 color lithographs, one drawing, and set of progressive proofs

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: John Becker, 1933) 28 cm; [unpaged: 4 ff., plus 32 plates with caption folios preceding each, 1f. (colophon), plus section bound in with drawing and 13 progressive color proofs and captions for each]; publisher’s original printed paper wrappers (beige manila four-flap folder).

New York: John Becker, 1933


Pen and black ink on colophon page "Jean Charlot / Lynton R. Kistler / Merle Armitage."


By 1949, W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (b. 1882 - d. 1955); 1949, gift of W. G. Russell Allen to the MFA. (Accession date: April 14, 1949)

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen


© The Jean Charlot Estate LLC