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Gazette du Bon Ton "The Lady with the Lamp" Psyche. George Barbier 1920s fashion

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Psyche: Greek goddess of the soul, and wife of Eros god of love.
Robe du soir, de Worth. Evening gown designed by Charles Worth.

Original 1920s fashion pochoir by George Barbier (1882-1932) for La Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style). Between 1912 and 1925 (with a break during World War I), the finest fashion illustrators introduced the latest fashion designs by French couturiers. Barbier was one of the four regular contributors for this exclusive periodical, and his fashion illustrations are some of the most sought after today. Each of his pochoir portrays a charming fashion narrative to convey the mood of each style beautifully.

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 each application by hand of gouache and watercolour.

Plate size is 24 x 19cm or 9.5 x 7.5 inches.

Stock Number: apFP.GdBT2168Price: $250.00