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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Des Ombrelles

Handcoloured Illustration
1913 (Designed and printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
printer's ink, hand-colouring, pochoir print
Brief Description
Georges Lepape, Des ombrelles (sunshades), process engraving and pochoir, fashion plate from La Gazette du Bon Ton, No. 6, 1913
Physical Description
Pochoir print with hand-colouring, on paper
Dimensions
  • Height: 16.7cm
  • Width: 13.6cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Signed 'Georges Lepape' Upper right
  • Des Ombrelles, lettered lower centre
Credit line
Acquired from Weinreb and Douwma Ltd in 1974.
Object history
One of 14 plates from La Gazette du Bon Ton, Paris, 1913-1920
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1974
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.32-1974

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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