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"Quarter to 7.. An hour of music" Gazette du Bon Ton, c1913


by Brissaud, Pierre

Singer & Grand Piano: Quarter to seven or an hour of music, c1913. Gazette du Bon Ton, Quatre a Sept, ou Une Heure de Musique (Quarter to Seven, or An Hour of Music). Robe de Reception de Cheruit. Dress for Reception designed by Cheruit. Chanteuse with accompanist: Gazette du Bon Ton pochoir of a lady singing and an accompanist at a grand piano.

Original pochoir by Pierre Brissaud (1885-1964) for La Gazette du Bon Ton (Gazette of Good Style), published in Paris in 1913. The finest fashion illustrators of the day portrayed the latest fashions by prominent French designers. Brissaud was one of the four regular contributors for this exclusive periodical, and his pochoir provided charming fashion narratives of the period, with amusing captions below.

Gazette de Bon Ton was published by Lucien Vogel in Paris between 1912 and 1925, and distributed by Condé Nast. 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 successive layers of ink, gouache and watercolour. After 1925, Lucien Vogel and Condé Nast produced the Vogue magazine with photographically produced fashion illustration.

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

Stock Number: apGdBT.55Price: $250.00