Regular price£135.00

We have two of these charming French bookplates from the well known and influential French children's books by Le Père Castor. they would be perfect in a child's room or a bathroom. (They are available separately or as a pair.)

They are taken from a series of  children's books initially published in the 1930's by Paul Faucher and his Czech wife Lida Durdikova.  The illustrations are by Natalie Chelpanova who had moved to Paris having married a French diplomat. She collaborated with another Russian, Feodor Rojnakovsky to create wonderful illustrations to the series, often using 6 or 7 plates to create the very clear and bright illustrations which were key to the success of the series. 

Book illustration on paper, under glass, newly hand framed in light oak.

Frame 32 x 35 cm / 12 1/2 x 14 inches





I only buy works that I like and would happily live with; most of what I sell is vintage and decorative and will therefore show some marks of time. For me that is part of the charm but please make sure you have examined the photos carefully and are fully aware of any imperfections!

I buy art for you to live with and love. Some will be by named artists but much of the art I sell is by unknown artists. where I do know who it's by I will tell you what I know.

I carry a few contemporary works but do not represent any artists.


I try to keep the original frames, firstly for environmental reasons and secondly, as people have such different ideas on framing.  Some frames will therefore be a bit imperfect but if there is anything major I will always draw your attention to it.  The price of the artwork you are buying is solely the picture itself: I include the frames as an extra at no charge.  There are a huge number of wonderful framers around but if you need help I can always help you find someone.


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