Title: The Spider and the Moustache
Marvelous image of a cat playing with a spider!
Translation of the text which apepars in French
below the print :
-- "Come here little one,
come on, don't be afraid, relax, let me embrace
you. Oh, I pressed too hard, and my, now look
what a set of moustaches. I look like my master!"
The famous french artist Benjamin
Rabier (1864-1939) is perhaps best known
for the laughing cow he created for the "Vache
Qui Rit" cheese. Born in La Roche sur Yon in
1864, he began his career as an artist at the
famous Lorraine printing enterprise Epinal and
later began publishing carictaures and drawings
for periodicals. From around 1906 Rabier specialized
in Children's books, many of them illustrated
with farm animals. One of the most popular of
these was the duck named Gédéon.
This lithograph comes from a publication printed
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 inches
Condition: Paper lightly
but evenly browned with age, which in our view
adds caracter to the piece.