This was the first major exhibition in North America on George Barbier, one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. It featured the extensive Toronto holdings of Barbier’s published illustrations drawn from the collections of the Library & Archives at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Public Library Special Collections, and the George Grant Collection at the Fisher Library. The exhibition is curated by ROM librarian Arthur Smith, who became fascinated with Barbier pochoirs in the mid-1990s when he encountered a volume of Falbalas et fanfreluches while mounting a display of treasures from the ROM’s rare book collections.
Chevalier du bracelet: George Barbier and his illustrated works
ISBN 978-0-7727-6094-4; 64 pages, $20 | Ref. #7064