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L'Averse Intempestive. (Untimely downpour) George Barbier pochoir c1922.

L'Averse Intempestive. (Untimely downpour) George Barbier pochoir c1922.

by Barbier, George

Rain in southern France. Wonderful outfit - and response. Robe pour la Cote d'Azur, de Worth (Dress for the Cote d'Azur, designed by Charles Worth.

Original 1922 fashion pochoir by George Barbier (1882-1932) for La Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style). Between 1912 and 1925, the finest fashion illustrators introduced the latest fashions by prominent French designers in this exclusive periodical. Barbier was one of the four regular contributors and was the most influential artist with his elegant yet simple compositions showing the latest fashion within charming fashion narratives that beautifully convey the mood of each stylish situation.

The portrayal of fashion by the pochoir method was perfected by skilful artists in France, and pochoir, the French word for stencil, has been used worldwide ever since to describe the labour-intensive process of cutting a separate stencil for each successive application of watercolour by specific brushes and tools to create the detail and variation of colour tone with perfect consistency.

In fine condition despite the usual slight age-discolouration of the paper. Size of page, 24 x 19cm or 9.5 x 7.5 inches.

Stock Number: apGdBT22.14Price: $220.00