These drawings, which will be offered for sale in the Livres et Manuscrits sale in Paris on 8 February, are the first known by Rimbaud, made in 1865 when he was 10 years old. Rimbaud made seven drawings on two pages of a notebook that belonged to the book-collector Jacques Guérin; the Rimbaud Museum in Charleville-Mézières bought the manuscript pages, but these exceptional drawings were still in private ownership. This is one of the very few drawn pages that can be attributed with certainty to the poet. The seven pen-and-ink drawings reflect the universe of a young 10-year-old poet, already critical of the world around him. The catalogue will also include a rare autograph manuscript of a poem, La rivière de cassis, which belonged to Paul Verlaine. Click through to take a closer look at elements of the drawings in detail.
Livres et Manuscrits
8 February Paris