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Mock-up of Dutch edition of Théophile Gautier’s novel Mademoiselle de Maupin

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MS. Dutch d. 1

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A mock-up version of a Dutch edition of Théophile Gautier’s novel Mademoiselle de Maupin, possibly never published. Only pages with original ink drawings by Peter Samuelson are present. The drawings occupy whole pages, portion of pages or form a decorative initial of chapters. In Dutch, with French chapter titles.

Dates

  • 1940s

Extent

125 Leaves

Language of Materials

Dutch, French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Dutch d. 1, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Dutch d. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6689

Overview

Mock-up of Dutch edition of Théophile Gautier’s novel Mademoiselle de Maupin

Biographical / Historical

Peter Samuelson (1912-1996) was born in Wiltshire and grew up in Kent. He went to Eton and then enrolled at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts in Paris. He moved with his Dutch wife to Netherland, where he worked mainly as an illustrator. On return to England following a divorce in 1947, he helped his stepmother run a boarding house in Torquay. It was the lodgers at this and also his own house in London that became subjects of his paintings. Samuelson was not interested in having his art exhibited; he tended to gift his paintings to friends and models. He became better known following exhibitions organised by his friends. He also became an expert and restorer of rugs. He spent his final years with his daughter in an Oxfordshire village where he died.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Ashmolean Museum by Bridget Dickie and passed onto the Bodleian Library by Professor Tim Wilson, 15 Aug 2011.
Title
Mock-up of Dutch edition of Théophile Gautier’s novel Mademoiselle de Maupin
Status
Completed
Date
EAD Version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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