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George Barbier Illustrations

Regarded as one of the finest French illustrators of the early twentieth century, George Barbier (1882-1932) was born in Nantes, France. He is famously associated with the Art Deco movement and for his illustrations en pochoir (using stencils). Following his first exhibition in 1911, Barbier was offered commissions to design costumes for both ballet and theatre, whilst also illustrating books and creating haute couture fashion illustrations.

 

Collectable George Barbier Illustrations


A prolific illustrator, some of his best work is to be found in: Nijinsky, 1913; Le Bonheur du Jour, 1924; Vies Imaginaires, 1929; La Guirlande des Mois, 1917-1921; and the Gazette du Bon Ton, 1912-1925.

 

Take a look at George Barbier Illustrations, Prints and Books at Shapero.

 

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  1. First edition, limited edition, one of 1250 on papier hollande, 5 vols, a complete set; 8vo (22 x 14.5 cm); 184 numbered colour pochoir plates with two supplementary un-numbered plates, text in French, advertisements; original blue printed wrappers laid over later boards, an excellent set.

    £8,000
  2. Limited edition, one of 150 copies on Vélin de cuve de Hollande (this numbered 24), signed by Barbier; 4to (37 x 29 cm); manuscript dedication poem by Albert Flament, 12 full-page and 2 half-page colour woodcut engravings by Schmied after Barbier, text by Albert Flament with decorative devices, borders, initials and tail-pieces, gilt detail; illustrated wrapper with marble background, modern dark morocco blue with large gilt pictorial block to upper cover.

    £15,000
  3. First editions, 15 vols, 67 of 69 issues (lacking issues 7 [1924] & 10 [1925]), 4to; 535 hand-coloured lithographed plates en pochoir, 290 sketches, 7 unnumbered plates, and numerous coloured wood-engravings, a few short closed tears to text; 67 parts bound in 15 volumes of quarter vellum with marbled boards, green sheep back strips, red morocco labels, lettered in gilt, some minor marks and abrasions to the backstrips of 2 vols.

    £27,500
  4. Pochoir plates by Barbier, framed and glazed, overall size: 22cm by 29.3cm. PRICE IS PER PLATE.

    £375
 

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