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Turbaned Lady in a Day Dress with Crimson Flowers - Fashion Pochoir - Boudoir Art c 1920s

Regular price $250.00

Well, first, what is a boudoir, really? It is a woman's private space, for reading a book, or to collect her thoughts, even to just plain simmer down (the word is derived from the French verb bouder, to sulk), and, sometimes, to receive a friend... or a lover. And Boudoir Art? Paintings and prints, usually quite small, that speak to her femininity: images of fashion, and romantic courtship usually, and not to be confused with boudoir photography by a long shot. And these lovely works achieved a certain perfection in the first decades of the 20th Century.

 Signed (as best can be deciphered) G. Louvey. A beautiful fashion image of the deco period, one that in some ways presages Nagel. In excellent condition. From a collector.

Art is 7" x 7 1/2", frame 11 1/2" x 12 1/2".

French pochoir prints from the glorious Art Deco era present women’s fashion designs in their most original era. Chosen from the period 1924 to 1931, this clothing was revolutionary and has been the epitome of haute couture designers ever since. The most famous clothing designers of the time are represented abundantly, including Charles Worth, Jean Patou, Paul Poiret, Lucien Lelong, Joseph Paquin and many others. The hand printed illustrations are each little masterpieces, often admired and collected themselves for their fine details and originality.

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