Le goût des laques (Primary Title)
Le Bonheur du Jour, ou, Les Graces à la Mode (Series Title)

George Barbier, French, 1882 - 1932 (Artist)
Henri Reidel (Engraver)
Jules Meynial, French, Paris (Publisher)

Works On Paper
Engraved print with stenciled colors
Sheet: 12 1/4 × 17 1/2 in. (31.12 × 44.45 cm)
Image: 8 1/4 × 12 1/4 in. (20.96 × 31.12 cm)
Not on view
Part of portfolio "Le Bonheur du Jour, ou, Les Graces à la Mode" (2009.341.1-17)
Illustrator and designer George Barbier was one of the most influential figures of the Art Deco period in France. Beginning in 1912, Barbier regularly contributed designs for fashion magazines such as Journal des Dames et des Modes and Gazette du Bon Ton. He also worked for the theater and cinema, designing the costumes worn by Rudolph Valentino in the 1924 Hollywood film Monsieur Beaucaire. The colored and stenciled prints (pochoir in French) from Barbier’s Le Bonheur du Jour are considered by scholars to be some of his most important work. The plates depict ladies and gentlemen engaged in amusements of the day wearing the latest Paris fashions.
Edition of 300
colored pochoir print
Inscribed (right side): GEORGE BARBIER 1920
Purchased with funds provided by John and Maria Shugars in memory of Christine Louise (Dittmer) Shugars
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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