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Amalfi. George Barbier pochoir for Gazette du Bon Ton, c1922

Amalfi. George Barbier pochoir for Gazette du Bon Ton, c1922

by Barbier, George

Stylish lady at ease in her environment on the Amalfi coast. Robe, de Worth (Outfit 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 (with a break during World War I), the finest fashion illustrators introduced the latest fashions by prominent French designers. Barbier was one of the four regular contributors for this exclusive periodical. He was most influential in the style of artwork, and his fashion illustrations are most sought after today. George Barbier pochoirs show the latest fashion within charming fashion 'narratives' that convey the mood of each style beautifully.

The portrayal of fashion by the pochoir method was perfected by skilful artists in France, and pochoir, the French word for stencil, has been adopted worldwide to describe the labour-intensive process of cutting many separate stencils for successive applications by hand of ink, gouache and watercolour.

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

Stock Number: apGdBT2Price: $385.00

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