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L'Homme à la recherche de son âme

René Benjamin

Librairie Plon. 1943

7 original etchings - limited edition of 1150 copies

"Dr Carvallo had restored Villandry castle's old magnificence. His friend writer René Benjamin commissioned me to illustrate his book gathering memories and thoughts on his native Touraine. We both shared the same passion for Balzac's work but René was really an expert on the author. At Saché Castle, I drew with emotion the unchanged room Where the great literary figure had written "The Lily of the Valley"..."