Deux Contes Russes, published by Desclee, Paris undated c1930; La Maisonette; and La Petite Canard Boiteux (last two illustrations), page size 24 x 25 cms


The illsutrator has characteristic illustrative style based on clear outline and soft gradations of inner colour. The style is usually called 'Art Deco' but probably becasue it saves thinking about the pictures in an interesting way. The typography is characteristic throughout the book and gives a heavy presence, so black, to the page. The front cover with its density of yellow suddenyl changes to the open white pages. The paper stock is rich and heavy.