Mar 09, 2023 - Sale 2629

Sale 2629 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

ADRIEN BARRÈRE (1877-1931)


31 1/2x23 1/2 inches, 80x59 3/4 cm. Ch. Wall, Paris.
Condition B+: right margin slightly trimmed; replaced losses and repaired tears at edges, some into image; unobtrusive vertical and horizontal folds; repaired pin holes at upper edge; tax stamp in upper right image.

Marguerite Deval was an extremely popular comic character and a tireless actress who performed at venues all over Paris. Here she stars in a sexy vaudeville show as a servant who becomes embroiled in a husband-wife-lover trio. If the image of the engaged couple in the background doesn't give this away, the title of the play does: "Quand il y en a pour deux" is the beginning of a French expression, "when there's enough for two . . ." the end of which is "il y en a pour trois," ". . . there's enough for three." The message is clear. Wine Spectator, pl. 116.