George Barbier – The Romance of Perfume 1928


George Barbier (1882–1932) was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. Born in Nantes, France on October 10, 1882, Barbier was 29 years old when 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.

I’m pleased to present the works George Barbier and his book “The Romance of Perfume”, first published in 1928 by Richard Hutnut, New York. Contains 8 amazing pochoir illustrations. George Barbier is well known for his pochoirs illustrations in various French fashion magazines from 1915-1930 period. It’s very well searched after by many Art Deco collectors. Here is one of the rare time, perhaps the only one time that his books illustrations are published in both French and English at the same time. Cheer.

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