Children's books at the Newberry
in the current exhibit of
at the Newberry Library...
was never intended for children.
It's the illustrations that Andre Helle
did to accompany "La Boite a Joujoux" by Claude Debussy.
( Here's the rest of the artwork)
But that's OK -- I don't especially like children anyway!
Also noteworthy at this exhibit, were some early impressions off the the original woodcuts for Tenniel's illustration of "Alice in Wonderland" -- far sharper and more delicate than the image shown above.