Guilbert, Yvette. (1865–1944)
Three Original Harcourt Photographs, 1934
Trio of original doubleweight silver gelatin Harcourt of Paris photographs of the French actress and cabaret singer immortalized in a number of works by prominent Belle Époque poster artists Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Chéret, dated August 1934 to verso. In very fine condition. Signed in white at the bottom left corner by the French photography studio, renowned since the 1930s for their glamorous portraits of film stars and celebrities. 7 x 9.25 inches (17.8 x 23.5 cm.).
“In France, one is not an actor if one has not been photographed by the Harcourt Studio” writes philosopher Roland Barthes in Mythologie (1957).