Bubu de Montparnasse/ Charles - Louis Philippe, 1901
Medium:Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Height: 11 in
Width: 17 in
Black bowler hat on cover. Continuation of street scene on back cover. Book jacket. Original 2008.487.177.
This is a book jacket cover from the novel "Bubu de Montparnasse", written in 1901 by Charles-Louis Philippe. It is said that a brief liaison with a prostitute inspired this work that eventually earned him critical and popular attention.
The original artwork is from the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siècle French Prints, a gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay.