Marquis de Fumerol



Signed and titled in pencil by the artist

From "Selected Tales of Guy de Maupassant," a portfolio of 20 lithographs, each based on a Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) short story.
Edition: 250, plus trial proofs
Printed on handmade paper by Lawrence Barrett (1897-1973), Colorado Springs, CO

Bibliography L&O 399

The marquis, having no faith, lives his final days with two mistresses. News of his approaching death has his brother’s family
concoct a plan whereby he may be given the last rites of the church before he dies, even if against his will. The family emissaries are confronted by the old man and the two women and the they must concoct a scam to get the Abbe in to see him.

Sheet: 21 1/8 x 16 7/8"
Image:14 7/16 x 11 1/4"