Lecture 3: François Louis Schmied

3.1. Paul Jouve, plate depicting the rock-python Kaa, engraved by François Louis Schmied and printed by Pierre Bouchet, in Rudyard Kipling, Le livre de la jungle (Paris: Société du Livre Contemporain, 1919), between pp. 28 and 29. Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.2. Paul Jouve, plate depicting the elephant Toomai, engraved by François Louis Schmied and printed by Pierre Bouchet, in Rudyard Kipling, Le livre de la jungle (Paris: Société du Livre Contemporain, 1919), p. 133. Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.3. Paul Jouve, vignette of landscape, engraved by François Louis Schmied and printed by Pierre Bouchet, in Rudyard Kipling, Le livre de la jungle (Paris: Société du Livre Contemporain, 1919), p. 75. Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.4. Paul Jouve, double plate depicting Kaa's defiance of the monkeys, engraved by Camille Beltrand and printed by Pierre Bouchet, in Rudyard Kipling, La chasse de Kaa (Paris: Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930), pp. 98-99. Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.5. Pierre Bouchet, typography of opening page of Rudyard Kipling, La chasse de Kaa (Paris: Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930). Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.6. Jean Goulden, "Athos: le monastère de Valopédie," engraved and printed by François Louis Schmied, in Goulden's Selonique, le Macédoine, l'Athos (Paris: Chez les Auteurs, 1922). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.7. Jean Berque, plate depicting the tree of life, engraved and printed by François Louis Schmied, in Rabindranath Tagore, L'Offrande lyrique, translated by André Gide (Paris: Schmied, 1925), frontispiece. Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.8. François Louis Schmied, plate showing strips of patterns evocative of North Africa, in Gustave Flaubert, Salammbô (Paris: Le Livre, 1923), frontispiece. Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.9. François Louis Schmied, vignette depicting Venetian women at mass, as headpiece for "La messe de l'aurore à Venise," in Anna Elisabeth de Brancovan, comtesse de Noailles, Les climats (Paris: Société du Livre Contemporain, 1924), p. 66. Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.10. Maurice Denis, plate depicting a Sicilian scene, engraved by Camille Beltrand, in Denis's Carnets de voyage en Italie (Paris: Jacques Beltrand, 1925), opening plate. Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.11. François Louis Schmied, special printing of vignette depicting ponds at evening, for Anna Elisabeth de Brancovan, comtesse de Noailles, Les climats (Paris: Société du Livre Contemporain, 1924). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.12. François Louis Schmied, vignette depicting ponds at evening, as headpiece for "Les soirs du monde," in Anna Elisabeth de Brancovan, comtesse de Noailles, Les climats (Paris: Société du Livre Contemporain, 1924), p. 6. Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.13. François Louis Schmied, page of text with large V, in Alfred de Vigny, Daphné (Paris: Schmied, 1924).
3.14. François Louis Schmied, page with geometric decorations, in Alfred de Vigny, Daphné (Paris: Schmied, 1924). Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.15. François Louis Schmied, two facing pages with text and with vignettes depicting a garden (on verso page of opening) and a running deer (on recto page), in Le cantique des cantiques, translated by Ernest Renan (Paris: Schmied, 1925). Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.16. François Louis Schmied, vignette depicting King Solomon and a maiden, in Le cantique des cantiques, translated by Ernest Renan (Paris: Schmied, 1925).
3.17. François Louis Schmied, two facing pages with text and with vertical decorative panels, in Le cantique des cantiques, translated by Ernest Renan (Paris: Schmied, 1925). Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.18. François Louis Schmied, plate depicting the statue of the Happy Prince, in Oscar Wilde, Deux contes, translated by Albert Savine (Paris: Schmied, 1926), p. xxi (first story). Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.19. François Louis Schmied, page of text with vignette band depicting a student and a nightingale, in Oscar Wilde, Deux contes, translated by Albert Savine (Paris: Schmied, 1926), p. xxv (second story). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.20. François Louis Schmied, plate depicting a stream in a woods, in Paul Fort, Les ballades françaises, montagne, forêt, plaine, mer (Lyon: Cercle Lyonnais du Livre, 1927). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.21. François Louis Schmied, vignette band depicting gulls over water, at the beginning of the section entitled "Ballades de la mer, des golfes et des ravages," in Paul Fort, Les ballades françaises, montagne, forêt, plaine, mer (Lyon: Cercle Lyonnais du Livre, 1927). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.22. François Louis Schmied, plate depicting Nero, in Suetonius, Les douze césars, translated by Joseph Estève (Paris: Schmied, 1928), opposite p. ccxiii. Morgan A. Gunst Collection, Stanford University Library. Reproduced by permission of the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
3.23. François Louis Schmied, page with text and with vignette depicting Princess Boudour and Prince Kamaralzamân, colored by Jean Dunand, in Histoire de la princesse Boudour, translated by J.-C. Mardrus (Paris: Schmied, 1926). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.24. François Louis Schmied, page with text and with vignette depicting two supernatural figures, colored by Jean Dunand, in Histoire de la princesse Boudour, translated by J.-C. Mardrus (Paris: Schmied, 1926). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.25. François Louis Schmied, page of text with vignette panel depicting a harp, colored by Jean Dunand, in Histoire de la princesse Boudour, translated by J.-C. Mardrus (Paris: Schmied, 1926). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.26. François Louis Schmied, plate (right panel of a three-page foldout) depicting Schmied in Arabian dress, colored by Jean Dunand, in Histoire charmante de l'adolescente Sucre d'Amour: grand conte oriental inédit, translated by J.-C. Mardrus (first edition; Paris: Schmied, 1927). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.27. François Louis Schmied, page of text with vignette depicting a garden against the sky, colored by Jean Dunand, in Histoire charmante de l'adolescente Sucre d'Amour: grand conte oriental inédit, translated by J.-C. Mardrus (first edition; Paris: Schmied, 1927). Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.28. François Louis Schmied, plate depicting Caliph Haroun Al-Raschid, in Histoire charmante de l'adolescente Sucre d'Amour, translated by J.-C. Mardrus (second edition; Paris: Schmied, 1927), frontispiece. Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.29. François Louis Schmied, two facing pages of text with vignettes depicting a moonlit garden (on verso page of opening) and a lotus flower (on recto page), in Histoire charmante de l'adolescente Sucre d'Amour, translated by J.-C. Mardrus (second edition; Paris: Schmied, 1927), pp. 132-133. Reproduced from the original in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
3.30. François Louis Schmied, plate depicting the creation of light, in La création: les trois premiers livres de la Genèse suivis de la généalogie adamique, translated by J.-C. Mardrus (Paris: Schmied, 1928), plate 1. Reproduced by permission of The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
3.31. François Louis Schmied, plate depicting the voice of truth speaking as a lotus, in J.-C. Mardrus, Livre de la vérité de parole (Paris: Schmied, 1929), plate 7. Morgan A. Gunst Collection, Stanford University Library. Reproduced by permission of the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
3.32. François Louis Schmied, page with text and with vignette depicting the wedding of Ruth and Boaz, in Ruth et Booz, translated by J.-C. Mardrus (Paris: Schmied, 1930). Morgan A. Gunst Collection, Stanford University Library. Reproduced by permission of the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.