Feb 13, 2020 - Sale 2529

Sale 2529 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 3,750
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
ADRIEN BARRÈRE (1877-1931) A. BROSSARD / LE "3 VITESSES" / L'IDÉAL DU TOURISTE. 1903.
53 1/4x37 1/2 inches, 135 1/4x95 1/4 cm. Ch. Wall & Cie., Paris.
Condition B: replaced losses in upper left corner and along bottom margin; repaired tears, creases and overpainting in margins and image; staining in upper right corner. Framed.
Barrère was first and foremost a caraicaturist, and his posters largely advertise performers and performances, with very few of his images involving actual product advertising. This is one of two posters he designed for the vibrant bicycle industry, here promoting a three-speed attachment that could be adapted to most bicycles. Rare. We could find only one other example at auction. Ailes p. 97.