RARE c.1920's art deco attributed to Georges Barbier hand painted watercolor illustration painting - lovers in the garden with fireworks; as seen on the back cover of Madeleine Ginsburg's book called Paris Fashions: The Art Deco Style of the 1920's, the inside jacket reads "..... the inside dust jacket reads: A selection of French fashion plates of the 1920s by the famous artist Georges Barbier which this is attributed to. The elegance of line and delicacy of coloring the costume designs in the contest of witty subject pieces, dramatic scenes romantic idylls and both period and contemporary settings." Exeptional color and details through this lovely, romantic and whimsical painting. The outdoor set decoration and backdrop sets a nice ambiance, a nice touch being the fireworks. Enlarge the photos to see the incredible details of the ladies dress and the naked winged angel on the flower urn --- very special. Excellent for framing and with the others that I have would make a dynamic display. I have two more pieces
CONDITION: The overall condition is very good but frail due to age. There is a small 1/2 tear in the margin that does not affect the imagery and would be hidden by a mat when framed.
SIZE: The painting is 12 1/4 inches x 8 1/2 inches.
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