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Dressed in Serge, and Braid-trimmed Crepe. Sketch 12.

Dressed in Serge, and Braid-trimmed Crepe. Sketch 12.

by Gazette du Bon Ton

1920s fashion, Gazette du Bon Ton Croquis XII by David who was responsible for most of the 'sketches' showing a model in the fashion, without a background.

Original hand-coloured pochoir published in Paris c1922 for Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style), the exclusive publication that introduced the latest superior fashion styles. These pochoirs have been collected ever since they were first published, and grace many a wall.

Pochoir, the French word for stencil, was the labour-intensive method of illustration by cutting a separate stencil for each hand-application of watercolour, to build up the depth of colour and nuance of the fashion study. The finest illustrators of the day were employed to produce each individual illustration for Gazette du Bon Ton, which was published by Lucien Vogel in Paris between 1912 and 1925 (with a break during World War I).

Not quite 100 years old... Size of page 24 x 19cm or 9.5 x 7.5 inches


Stock Number: apF-P.D13Price: $195.00