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1920s fashion by Barbier. La Chambre Bleue d'Arthenice. Gazette du Bon Ton.

1920s fashion by Barbier. La Chambre Bleue d'Arthenice. Gazette du Bon Ton.

by Barbier, George

The Blue Room of Arthenice. Robe du soir, de Beer (Evening gown designed by Gustav De Beer) c1923.

Original 1920s fashion pochoir by George Barbier (1882-1932) for La Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style). Between 1912 and 1925 (except during World War I), the finest fashion illustrators introduced the latest fashions designed by French couturiers. Barbier was one of 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 the 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 successive applications by hand of ink, gouache and watercolour.

Plate size is 24 x 19cm or 9.5 x 7.5 inches. Both the left and the right side of this plate has tears - but these need not show when framed. There is also slight spotting below the image. The price of this lovely Barbier pochoir has been reduced considerably in recognition of these imperfections. (It is currently framed for sale at $385 from Brisbane Antique Emporium in Clayfield. This website price is for print only

Stock Number: GdBT1.23.5Price: $187.00

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