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GEORGE BARBIER. "The Archer." Watercolor heightened with gold on paper. 108x108 mm; 4 1/2x4 1/2 inches, image. Signed in the lower right border and dated 1914. Original illustration for "Les Chansons de Bilitis" by Pierre Louÿs, Paris: Pierre Corrard, 1922.
Chansons de Bilitis was among the most beautiful livre d'artiste of the period and one of the best examples of Barbier's early work. With 42 illustrations by him engraved and colored by the book's designer, François Louis Schmied, it was a masterly collaboration between the Art Deco masters.