Scenes from Chateaubriand's Atala

(GC100)

Item Listing
by
Vicki Principi

Graphic Arts Collection
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library
2005



Consists of illustrations and other related pictorial works for Chateaubriand's Atala, including 22 unpublished drawings (ca. 1810), four 19th century prints, five 20th century photographs, and one postcard. The drawings have been attributed to the Comte de Boulet, an amateur artist from Dijon, and are matted in two oversize portfolios. The gelatin silver photographs depict a mantel clock with sculpted illustrations, the castle in Combourg, and three illustrations created by other artists. The postcard features a portrait of Le Chevalier De Caud.

Map drawer L9 contents [Drawings, prints, and photographs]:

Drawings Portfolio I [Attributed to Theophile de Boulet, pen and ink, ca. 1810]
Atala addresses group of men with spears
Atala and Chactas greet priest and dog in forest
Atala comes to rescue Chactas, who is bound by his ankle to a stake [charcoal]
Atala comes to rescue Chactas, who is bound by his ankle to a stake [pen and ink]
Atala comes to rescue Chactas, who is bound to the foot of a tree
Atala holds oar as Chactas looks on
Atala kneels playfully as Chactas looks on
Atala rescues Chactas
Atala stands between guard and captive Chactas
The burial of Atala
Chactas and Atala in boat

Prints [Unidentified artists and dates]
Atala delivre Chactas
Fuite D'Atala et de Chactas
Funerailles D'Atala
Mort D'Atala

Gelatin Silver Photographs [Unidentified photographers and dates]
227 Combourg. -- Le Chateau
Atala au tombeau [after Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, Anne-Louis]
Le Pere Aubry, Chactas et Atala [after Lordon and Simon]
Untitled [Atala tending wound on Chactas' arm]
Untitled [Mantel clock with sculpted illustrations]

Postcard
Le Chevalier De Caud

Map drawer L10 contents [Drawings]:

Drawings Portfolio II [Attributed to Theophile de Boulet, pen and ink, ca. 1810]
Chactas holds Atala as priest digs grave
Chactas kisses priest's hand as Atala watches
Chactas leaves his benefactor
Chactas rubs Atala's feet
Chactas sits by Atala's grave
Chactas stands over sleeping Atala
Chactas stands tied to tree near six guards
Chactas, surrounded by four men, beckons Atala, whose back is turned
Priest holding chalice and host approaches Atala, while Chactas holds torch and kneels
Priest holds torch and approaches Atala as Chactas looks on
Priest performs rites over Atala as Chactas looks on



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