Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
GEORGE BARBIER (1882-1932)
"Les danses au clair de lune" * "Les Bijoux." Together, two watercolor headpieces for Les Chansons de Bilitis by Pierre Loüys (Paris: Pierre Corrard, 1922). The first is watercolor, gouache, ink, and graphite on paper. 78x169 mm; 3x6 1/2 inches, on 5 1/2x10-inch sheet. Signed "G. Barbier" and dated 1914 in upper right image. The second is gouache and ink with gold highlighting on paper. 60x166 mm; 2 1/4x6 1/2 inches, on 5 1/2x10-inch sheet. Initialed "G. B." and dated 1914 in lower right image.

Les Chansons de Bilitis is among the most beautiful works of the Art Deco period and one of the best examples of Barbier's early work. Begun in 1914, its production was halted by the death of Pierre Corrard at the onset of the war, and only completed by his widow in 1922. Ritchie 10.