Friday, September 19, 2008
Babar The Elephant
The Morgan Library and Museum in New York have launched an online facsimile of original sketches for Jean de Brunhoff's classic children's character Babar The Elephant.
This digital facsimile presents every page of a small, delicate maquette that Jean de Brunhoff created in 1930 or 1931 as he drafted the first book in the Babar series. The maquette, an extraordinary handmade booklet complete with cover and endpapers, text and illustrations, is the prototype for Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant.