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Benjamin Rabier

Title :L'Epouvantail

Marvelous image of a cat playing with a mouse

Translation of the text which apepars in French below the print :

-- "Oh, the beautiful mouse, she is just plump enough... Heavens! The mouse changed into a devil! It must be witchcraft!"

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 in 1906.

Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 inches

Condition: Paper lightly but evenly browned with age, which in our view adds caracter to the piece.




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