Monday, July 19, 2010

Nos Enfants

Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - cover


Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - La Revue


Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - L'Artiste


Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - Les Fautes des Grands


Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - La Dînette


Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - Suzanne



Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - A Travers Champs


Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - Feuilles Mortes


Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - La Convalescence


Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - Jacqueline et Miraut


Filles et Garçons Scènes de la Ville et des Champs - back cover (detail)

{click through for larger versions; these images are slightly cropped from
the full page images and the colour saturation has been bumped up a bit}


From one of the greats of children's book illustration, 'Filles et Garçons - Scènes de la Ville et des Champs' presents the second half of twenty scenes** originally published by Hachette in 1887 under the title of 'Nos Enfants'.

This late 19th century book with text by Anatole France features charming frozen moments of childhood in chromolithographs after the watercolour sketches of Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel. The book is available from the University of South Carolina Digital Libraries.

Previous posts on Boutet de Monvel:
‣‣‣Vielles Chansons
‣‣‣Illustrated Fables
**Example images from 'Nos Enfants' as originally published, at the Fulltable site.

7 comments :

Eve Politanoff said...

Good memories of all those years in a boarding school in France. Love Anatole France

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

stopped me cold, these perfectly rendered illustrations. Thank you!

Jane Librizzi said...

How charming these are.

Olivier Bogros said...

Bonjour. Vous trouverez les textes de deux des albums d'Anatole France sur la bibliothèque électronique de Lisieux :
http://www.bmlisieux.com/archives/fillgars.htm
http://www.bmlisieux.com/archives/noenfans.htm

Merci à BibliOdyssey de nous proposer toujours autant de trésors !

L.L. Barkat said...

I love this! Sent over by Maureen Doallas.

Vera said...

How wonderful... I was never there but I miss the times where the world was this simple. Thanks!

Canis Mundi said...

I'm from Brazil. Discover your blog and really love it all. Thank's for it!

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