Provenance: the front free endpaper INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST "à Nils et Pierre Burman, souvenir amical Léon Robin, Bordeaux, 3 Mai 1886."" /> ROBIN, Léon (illustrator). 'Alphabet Clownesque'. [?Bordeaux:] 1886. 4° (312 x 236mm). Title and 28 fine original pen, ink and watercolour drawings by Léon Robin measuring 152 x 108mm, mounted on pale blue paper, each within a simple pen and ink frame, the title signed and dated "Robin, Avril [18]86". Contemporary blue cloth illustrated in watercolour and with two monograms (extremities rubbed, some light staining and scratching, lower upper joints split). <I>Provenance</I>: the front free endpaper INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST "à Nils et Pierre Burman, souvenir amical Léon Robin, Bordeaux, 3 Mai 1886." | Christie's
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    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    19 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    ROBIN, Léon (illustrator). 'Alphabet Clownesque'. [?Bordeaux:] 1886. 4° (312 x 236mm). Title and 28 fine original pen, ink and watercolour drawings by Léon Robin measuring 152 x 108mm, mounted on pale blue paper, each within a simple pen and ink frame, the title signed and dated "Robin, Avril [18]86". Contemporary blue cloth illustrated in watercolour and with two monograms (extremities rubbed, some light staining and scratching, lower upper joints split). Provenance: the front free endpaper INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST "à Nils et Pierre Burman, souvenir amical Léon Robin, Bordeaux, 3 Mai 1886."

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    ROBIN, Léon (illustrator). 'Alphabet Clownesque'. [?Bordeaux:] 1886. 4° (312 x 236mm). Title and 28 fine original pen, ink and watercolour drawings by Léon Robin measuring 152 x 108mm, mounted on pale blue paper, each within a simple pen and ink frame, the title signed and dated "Robin, Avril [18]86". Contemporary blue cloth illustrated in watercolour and with two monograms (extremities rubbed, some light staining and scratching, lower upper joints split). Provenance: the front free endpaper INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST "à Nils et Pierre Burman, souvenir amical Léon Robin, Bordeaux, 3 Mai 1886."

    A FINE COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS by a highly accomplished, although unrecorded, artist. In addition to the title (illustrated), which depicts a clown and a monkey on a stage before an audience of children, the album includes studies of a performing dog, a cat sitting in a hoop, and various clown figures shaped to the letters of the alphabet.


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