Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Handcoloured illustration - Mirage


  • Object:

    Handcoloured illustration

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    May 1920 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Simon, Mario (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printer's ink, hand-colouring, pochoir print

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from Weinreb and Douwma Ltd in 1974.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 83, box C

The Gazette du Bon Ton was a French magazine published between 1912 to 1925 which showcased the very best 'fashion, luxury and art' of its time. It targeted a cultured and discerning readership and the illustration plates were of exceptionally high quality, printed on expensive paper with the jewel-like colours added by hand using a stencilling technique. Georges Lepape produced numerous fashion plates for the magazine, an artist who, as The Times expressed it in 1914, specialised in creating 'designs of many wonderful female things'. This fashion plate for parasols is characteristic of Lepape's elegant and sparkling style.

Physical description

Pochoir print with hand-colouring, on paper

Place of Origin

Paris (published)


May 1920 (published)


Simon, Mario (artist)

Materials and Techniques

printer's ink, hand-colouring, pochoir print


: 175 mm, : 136 mm

Object history note

One of 14 plates from La Gazette du Bon Ton, Paris, 1913-1920

Descriptive line

'Mirage'; pochoir print with hand-colouring, after a drawing by Mario Simon, from La Gazette du Bon Ton, Paris, May, 1920

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1974


Printer's ink; Paper




Fashion; Prints; Illustration


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.