Three cheers for Hollister Hovey's delicious blog! And today, the ever-intriguing Ms. Hovey gives us the low-down on a personal pilgrimage, in the near future, to The Morgan Library to see none other than Babar.
From the Morgan website: "On view are original illustrations and manuscript material from The Story of Babar the Little Elephant (1931), the first book by Jean de Brunhoff, and Babar's Cousin: That Rascal Arthur (1946), the first book written and illustrated entirely by Laurent de Brunhoff, Jean's son."
The Morgan has recently acquired the Babar collection: included will be Jean de Brunhoff's notes on color for his illustrations...draft text and illustrations...watercolor studies and (be still, my heart!) "the publishing dummy with the original handwritten text and many of the original ink and watercolor illustrations." OH!