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La Rapée

Marius Richard

Editions du Pavois. 1946

23 original drypoints - limited edition of 285 copies

"When the publisher commissioned me to do the illustration of this book, I was very excited. A very personal style, about a lawyer's wife who became a tramp ending her life tragically on Good Friday on the Pont Neuf Bridge.
I actually met such a woman, an old alcoholic lady who would strike a pose and tell her glorious past for a bottle of red wine..."