Examination Time! Barrere, Adrien [1877-1931]. [Daumier, Honore (1808-1879)]. Passing the Bar. [Paris/New York: Sidney Z. Lucas, c.1930]. 11-1/2" x 23-1/4" color etching on upper half of 19-3/4" x 25-1/2" sheet, small line-drawing and four 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" black-and-white reproductions of lithographs below. Negligible light toning, faint dampstain to right-hand margin just touching image, upper-left corner lacking, colors vivid. $150. * Barrere was a highly regarded painter and illustrator who worked in Paris during the Belle Epoque and 1920s. Probably created during the early 1900s, his depiction of a visibly nervous law student undergoing the bar examination is a typical example of his humorous style. Our edition by Lucas pairs this image with miniature reproductions of four of Daumier's well-know images of French lawyers and judges and a line drawing of the scales of justice.
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