Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
GEORGE BARBIER (1882-1932)
"Tendresses" * "La Flûte" * "La Nuit." Together, three headpieces for Les Chansons de Bilitis by Pierre Loüys (Paris: Pierre Corrard, 1922). Mixed media, including gouache, watercolor, and ink on paper; the first has added gold highlighting. The first is 70x170 mm; 2 3/4x6 3/4 inches, on 5 1/2x10-inch sheet. The second is 93x165 mm; 3 3/4x6 1/2 inches, on 5 1/2x10-inch sheet. The third is 85x178 mm; 3 1/4x7 inches, on 6x9 3/4-inch sheet. Each signed "G. Barbier" and dated 1914, the first two in upper left image and the third in lower right image. Each hinged to board; matted and framed together to 17x14 inches.

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.