This is a hand coloured and plate-signed pochoir print from Modes et Manieres d'Aujourd'hui, which was one of the most exclusive "lifestyle" publications to emerge from Paris (1912 to 1922). Its audience was the very wealthy and existing copies are quite rare and highly collectible because of an annual edition size of only 300. In this 1914 edition entirely illustrated by Barbier, the sensuous and hedonistic lifestyle is portrayed with Barbier's characteristic wit and charm, and his indefatigable attention to detail. The intense and vibrant pochoir colours convey the vitality of true Art Deco. Each image in this famous series is on fine Japan paper, the use of fine quality materials echoing the uncompromising elegance of the period.
H.10.75in. X W.7.0in.; H.27.3cm. X W.17.8cm.