George BARBIER (Nantes 1882 - Paris 1932)
Sur l’Herbe: A Group of Elegant Figures in a Landscape
Pen and black ink and watercolour.
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.
348 x 257 mm. (13 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.)
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.
Anonymous sale, London, Bonham’s Knightsbridge, 19 November 2008, lot 166.