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Each child models an original outfit, very 1926 Art Deco moderne: off to one side, the little chick hatching out of her shell sports a saucy yellow cap & fuzzy bodysuit (“Le Poussin”), while Jazz baby “Le Calendrier” makes time chasing her Doll House companion, “Le Village de ma Poupée”! Finally, “Le Marron” stares off into space, probably contemplating life as a chestnut!
Taken from an unknown edition of the rare Art Deco folio of French masquerade costumes entitled, “L'Edition Francaise Deluxe, Album de Travestis, La Mode Nationale, Paris”, this print is one of the several whimsical examples of young girls’ outfits in the collection.
The cohesive theme of these prints is represented by sublime color, a witty blend of sly humor, and wildly creative glamour – the epitome of 1920’s French fashion! As was the custom, each outfit is also sketched in rear profile so that a seamstress could more easily copy it for her mistress or master.
This authentic vintage print is in pretty good condition, with minor wrinkling & edge wear, and a few tiny pinprick holes (only visible when held up to the light). Printed in France on medium weight paper, its colors are still incredibly vibrant and rich after 80 some years…these prints are referred to as ‘color engravings,’ but I have yet to confirm exact print method.
Measures 10” wide [25.4cm] by 14” high [35.5cm], and is ready to be framed and hung, or matted and displayed.
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