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Petrifying Fountain



Author André Breton


Autograph manuscript of a children's story by André Breton, probably dating from 1956, unsigned. 

Autograph manuscript, undated [1956]
- 1 large in-4° page in ink on paper, undated and unsigned, with numerous erasures and corrections. Beginning of the text of a children's story.
"First child (examining an object held in its hand by the second). They say it’s because of a large vaporiser hidden in the ground [...]
"Little girl. – Oh! Come and see, a nest of little birds. It’s done well! And then it's hard. It's all white. It's like a box of rice powder. It smells good."

[Sale Catalogue, 2003, Atelier André Breton website 2014 for the transcription, and Musée Champollion, 2013 for the date.]

Unpublished and unfinished text. [Atelier André Breton website, 2014]


Creation datesd (1956)
Bibliographical material

1 page large in-4°


Musée Champollion, Figeac : 03.04.2

Size21,50 x 32,50 cm
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2258
CategoriesAndre Breton's Manuscripts
Set[AB's Manuscripts] Miscellaneous Manuscripts
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The Mask of Day

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Manuscript by André Breton, undated, about a mask made by Paul Haman.

An image, a descriptive note, a bibliography, a link, a collection.

[AB's Manuscripts] Miscellaneous Manuscripts