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(Shooting, Ladies) Plate 109. Journal des Dames ... Paris, 1912-1914, $225.00

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"Costumes de Chasse serge verte et eccosaise"

This remarkable antique fashion print is from Journal des Dames et des Modes, Costumes Parisiens. The rare work was published between 1912 and 1914 with only 1,279 copies printed per issue. Leading artists of the time contributed to the Journal including Barbier, Brunelleschii, Bakst, J. van Brock, Wegener, Drian, and many others.

Journal des Dames sought to be an expression of French elegance and style. It showed the fashion and culture of early 20th century France. Each illustration was printed on high quality paper using excellent pochoir coloring. Pochoir is created when single layers of color are added by hand to a lithograph using a stencil.

A depiction of a fabulously fashionable French woman dressed for a day of shooting. She wears a green jacket over a coordinating plaid skirt. Her cuffs match the skirt. While she carries a shotgun she seems to be shooing a rabbit away so it does not seem that it is her quarry.

8 ½ x 5 ¼ inches, sheet.
Pouchoir colored lengraving
Excellent condition.