Description & Technical information

To jusge from the inscriptions on the verso, the present sheet may be a proposed cover design for the July 1925 issue of Femina, a publication to which Barbier frequently contributed. 

Date:  1923
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Pen, Black ink, Watercolour
Signature: Signed and dated G.BARBIER 1923 at the lower right, and also indistinctly signed and dated G. BARBIER 1923. at the upper left.
Variously inscribed Juillet 1925 Prix 4f / Couleurs[?] P. Lafitte / 4 couleurs plein papier / agrandir à 25,8, with other measurements and illegible inscriptions, in pencil on the verso.

Dimensions: 34.8 x 25.7 cm (13³/₄ x 10¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection
Anonymous sale, London, Bonham’s Knightsbridge, 19 November 2008, lot 166.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints