Sir Claude Francis Barry: Venetian Nocturne Bookplates
Twenty-four adhesive 3 x 4 in. bookplates in a decorative hardtop box
Sir Claude Francis Barry, RBA (English, 1883–1970)
Venetian Nocturne, c. 1938
Sir Claude Francis Barry was exhibiting paintings with the Royal Academy in London by the time he was twenty-three. In the 1920s and 1930s he moved throughout Europe, concentrating on etchings. These precise yet atmospheric works won awards in France and Italy.