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Published November 05, 2022 Updated November 05, 2022

Molière par Dubout

Characters and scenes from plays by Molière as drawn by the cartoonist Albert Dubout.

2006 France Editions Face&Dos Albert Dubout Theatre Add to Collection

Albert Dubout (1905-76) is best known for his caricatures featuring outsize ladies alongside diminutive, puny-looking men. He was also an illustrator of books, including a volume of Molière’s plays. Many of those illustrations, created in 1954, have been used in the formation of this pack. To add to the theatrical look, the indices (in French) are in the upper two corners only, where the stage curtain is pulled back. The name of the play from which each character or scene is taken is given at the foot of each card. The designs were hand coloured by Maurice Beaufumé. On the reverse is a self-portrait of the artist (in caricature). See the box

playing cards featuring characters and scenes from plays by Molière drawn by the cartoonist Albert Dubout, published by Editions Face&Dos, Paris, France, c.2006 playing cards featuring characters and scenes from plays by Molière drawn by the cartoonist Albert Dubout, published by Editions Face&Dos, Paris, France, c.2006 playing cards featuring characters and scenes from plays by Molière drawn by the cartoonist Albert Dubout, published by Editions Face&Dos, Paris, France, c.2006

Above: playing cards featuring characters and scenes from plays by Molière as drawn by the cartoonist Albert Dubout, published by Editions Face&Dos, Paris, France, c.2006. Maker unknown. 52 cards + 3 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88 mm.

Albert Dubout (1905-76)

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