antique prints, maps and watercolors

(Ski fashions) Gazette du Bon Ton. Paris, ca. 1920. $250.00

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"Les Neiges. Costume pour les sport d'hiver, en "agella" de Rodier"

This fabulous highly stylized, carefully colored antique print was contained in a series entitled ‘Gazette du Bon Ton’; a periodical devoted to the depiction of Parisian high fashion designs of the first quarter of the nineteenth century.  The clothing, background elements, the postures, and the attitudes of the subjects all reflect a taste for the sophisticated style and taste of the art deco jazz age. The names of the designers of each of the fabulous clothing are recorded below the capitalized French titles. A female skier, very fashionably dressed in Rodier apparel, takes off down the slopes set against a scenic background of mountain peaks.

9 ½ x 7 3/8 inches, sheet.
Colored lithograph with some pouchoir additions.
Very good condition with light over all patina.