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Henri Bosco

Société des Francs Bibliophiles. 1948

73 original drypoints - limited edition of 220 copies

"Henri Bosco was the complete opposite of Giono, more reserved, mysterious but also with an endearing personality. Every summer for three years, I visited him and his wife Madeleine in Lourmarin with great pleasure. The beautiful text I had to illustrate gave me the opportunity to depict the wild beauty of the Luberon Mountains, the banks of the river Durance. At that time, Bosco, was having a bastidon (stone cottage) built. A never ending project.

He was desperate to see the house finished but always remained kind to the guilty builders : the weather was so nice, they would have preferred to go fishing on Durance River..."