George Barbier
Visez au Coeur, Belles Dames!
Original etching and pochoir ("Aim For the Heart, Beautiful Ladies"), signed in the plate, 1924. From the large format album "Le Bonheur du Jour, ou Les Graces a la Mode" assembled and published by Jules Meynial, 1924 (Chez Meynial, pochoiriste; Paris. H. Reidel, printer/engraver; Paris). A Barbier tour-de-force, which caused great excitement at the time and is sought as a choice rarity today. This and the 15 other pochoirs in the unbound album "splendidly portray and encapsulate the 'roaring' character of those years with a charming dose of candor and dissoluteness, indolence and joie de vivre, down-to-earth naturalness and studied madness" (p.25, "Art Deco Prints" by Giuliano Ercoli, Publ. by Rizzoli International Publications Inc., New York, 1989.) On heavy cream laid paper. Dimensions: Plate Size - H:9.75in X W:13.5in; H:25.0cm X W:34.2cm; Overall Paper Size - H:12.25in X W:17.75in; H:31.0cm X W:45.0cm.