A collection of 22 original Caroline drawings
Pierre Probst (1913-2007), an artist from Mulhouse in Alsace, knew from an early age that he would become a cartoonist. With the first album from the series, Une fête chez Caroline, published in 1953, he immediately experienced a huge success, thanks to his colorful drawings illustrating the life of this little girl, joined at the hip with her talking pets. The heroine’s name was a tribute to the illustrator’s grandmother and he used his daughter, Simone, as the model who inspired her character. A beautiful panorama of Caroline adventures, which are both educational and fun, will also be presented at the auction. Twenty-two original drawings depict the adventures of the young heroine who sometimes explored the capital city–admiring the breath-taking view from the top of Notre-Dame cathedral or at the foot of the Eiffel Tower–while others recount her going back to Prehistoric times, traveling through Europe or even going on an expedition to the Moon, always accompanied by her four-legged
friends who end up getting into mishaps (estimate: €3,000 - 5,000 / €4,000 - 6,000).
At the heart of this collection, nine original drawings created for the Caroline comic book covers will also be presented. We also see the little girl in her day-to-day life, when she learns to ride a horse, or when she enjoys a galette des rois (epiphany cake), as well the young heroine’s exceptional adventures: with the “Lilipuchiens”, on the Moon or in the North Pole... Each cover illustration is estimated between €3,000 and 5,000.