Benjamin Rabier draws the Mouse of Jules Renard. Original drawings from “The Mouse”, a story of the “Histoires naturelles”.

B. Rabier Dessin original.

Benjamin Rabier” (1864-1939). The Mouse. 2 drawings on a board, feather and chine ink, grey wash. Signed “Benjamin Rabier” ” lower right [ca. 1909]. Dimensions : 27,4 x 18,7 cm.

B. Rabier Dessin original.

These two drawings were used as illustrations for “The Mouse”, a story of the Histoires naturelles by Jules Renard, Paris, Modern-Bibliothèque, Arthème Fayard, no date [1909], in-8°, pp. 76 et 77 ; they are glued on a strong sheet of paper (45,6 x 31,5 cm) with, handwritten in pencil , the title, the caption “Elle saute par terre et trotte sur les carreaux de la cuisine “, and the drawing dimensions for the printer with the precision ” 2 photos and the repeated surrounded mention “à faire “.

                                                                                J. Renard & B. Rabier               J. Renard B. Rabier

The drawings are sold with a copy of the Histoires naturelles, green percaline editor binding, illustrated plates and back, the cover preserved. In excellent condition.