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Ô mon bien souverain, cher corps, je n’ai que toi!

Ô mon bien souverain, cher corps, je n’ai que toi!

1936
(French, 1879–1962)
Image: 34 x 26.2 cm (13 3/8 x 10 5/16 in.); Paper: 34 x 26.2 cm (13 3/8 x 10 5/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The tactile emphasis in this book’s printing and papers echoes the sensuousness appropriate to a love story.

Description

Laure Albin Guillot wanted to produce a book that illustrated contemporary literature with photographs of equal quality and was itself a work of art. She chose to illustrate Paul Valéry’s poem Fragments de Narcisse, 1919–22, based on the myth of a beautiful young hunter who falls in love with his own reflection in a pond and is driven to suicide by the futility of his unrequited love.
  • Madame Pierre Paquette
    Private Collection, Europe
    c. 2008
    Librarie Alain Brieux, Paris, France
    Eric Chaim Kline Bookseller, Santa Monica, CA
    Private Collection, United States
    c. 2016
    Eric Chaim Kline Bookseller, Santa Monica, CA and Librarie Alain Brieux, Paris, France
    September 4, 2018
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Christian Bouqueret, Laure Albin Guillot ou La Volonté d’Art, Paris: Marval, 1996.
    Jeu de Paume, Laure Albin Guillot, 1879-1962: l’enjeu classique, Paris: Editions de La Martinière, 2013.
  • Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 10-May 26, 2019).
  • {{cite web|title=Ô mon bien souverain, cher corps, je n’ai que toi!|url=false|author=Laure Albin Guillot|year=1936|access-date=25 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2018.211.25