This is a set of 2 antique French Art Deco lithographs by the iconic George Barbier (1882-1932) that date to 1922. Barbier is known as one of the leading illustrators of the 20th century. He is best known for his theater and costume designs, book illustrations, and haute couture fashion designs. He illustrated for the prestigious Ballet Russes, the Gazette de Bon Ton, and the Folles Bergere. His works are highly collectible and often sold at major auction houses worldwide. His works are classic and highly recognizable. They are captivating, romantic, and seductive. They are fashionable, flamboyant and quite exotic. Beware, as they are very frequently reproduced today! This pair are original to 1922. They appeared as illustrations in a French magazine dating to 1922. They are NOT recent reproduction prints. They are NOT book plates. They are entitled "The Place of Unknown Jewels." The jewelry designs are indeed exoctic....mystical and magical! Note the rich depth of color in the images, the elaborate detailing in the designs, and the influence of Asian motifs and patterning. Also note the scroll ribbon in upper corner with the Barbier signature. The images are PRISTINE! Perfect for the Art Deco connoisseur! They are 8.5 x 8.75 inches in size. Each comes matted in a neutral tone 16 x 20 inch custom mat ready for a standard size frame.
1922 Pair-French George Barbier Lithographs "Jewels", matted
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