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You are never ready. Vous ne serez jamais prets. Marty c1920.

You are never ready. Vous ne serez jamais prets. Marty c1920.


by Marty, Andre-Edouard

Vous ne serez jamais prets (You are never ready). Fashion pochoir, Paris c1920.
Tailleur et Robe de Diners de Doeuillet (Tailoring and dinner dress designed by Georges Doeuillet)

Original A-E Marty pochoir for Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style) published in 1920. André-Edouard Marty (1882-1974) was one of four regular contributors of fine pochoir illustrations for this exclusive periodical. The finest fashion illustrators of the day portrayed the latest fashions by prominent French designers. The charming pochoir from the Gazette have always been coveted.

Gazette de Bon Ton was published by Lucien Vogel in Paris between 1912 and 1925 (with a break during World War I), and distributed by Condé Nast. Distributed in the U.S. as Gazette du Bon Genre, both titles translate roughly as Journal of the Good Style. The portrayal of fashion by the pochoir method was perfected by skilful artists in France, and this French word for stencil has been adopted worldwide since that time. Pochoir was a labour-intensive process, with separate stencils cut for the hand-application of gouache and watercolour.

Size of page 24 x 19cm or 9.5 x 7.5 inches.


Stock Number: apGdBT.25Price: $198.00