George Barbier, Gazette de Bon Ton, "Adieu!" 1921
This original lithograph with hand applied color (pochoir) from the Gazette du Bon Ton, 1921, plate 28. It is by George Barbier.
A beautiful lithograph in Excellent shape with light age toning along the edges, see scans
Medium: Lithograph with hand -applied color. (pochoir)
George Barbier (1882-1932) was one of the great French illustrators of the early part of the 20th century. He mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books and to produce haute couture fashion illustrations.* His prints for the Gazette du Bon Ton are amongst the most desirable produced by that fashion periodical.
La Gazette du Bon Ton was a leading fashion magazine, published in France from November 1912 to 1925 with a hiatus taken during the war years. Founded by Lucien Vogel, the magazine covered the latest developments in fashion, lifestyle and beauty. It was available by subscription only, published on fine paper and meant to appeal to the upper echelon of Parisian society. The centerpiece of the Gazette were ten full-page fashion plates included with each issue with many featuring pochoir coloring, which is accomplished by adding color to a lithograph by means of a stencil. The results are stunningly beautiful works of art by many of the leading fashion designers and artist of that time including George Barbier, Andre Marty, Charles Martin, Brissaud, Lepape, Thayaht and Benito.
Le Bon Ton d'apres-guerre. Art-Modes-Frivolites. Collection de 200 Planches en Couleurs de George Barbier [et al.] ; extraites des annees 1920 a 1922 De La Gazette du Bon Ton 2 serie (100 Planches) Is the title of the work these prints came from. Basically it is a collection of these original plates assembled in book form, attached to the binding by a thin tissue like paper (see scans).
The prints in the scans is the item you shall receive, so please examine closely.