As seen in Romantic Homes Magazine
This exquisite antique French Pochoir Print dates to the 1800's. Published by the Société des Journaux Professionnels in Paris, this is a large (14" x 10-7/8") size. Made with a French process where color is manually applied to a print through a series of carefully cut metal templates, pochoir prints were extremely labor intensive, and therefore quite costly. Many artists of the School of Paris (Ecole de Paris) used this technique.
What makes these so very desirable and collectable is that the colors are as rich and vibrant today as when they were made. The pochoir features two costumes for a bal costumé, the Riqueta la Houppe & Chat Botté (Puss in Boots) ~ printed on one side of heavier paper. Gorgeous colors, and is entitled with the imprint of the publisher. There is some aging here and there commensurate with age, but this does not distract, this is a treasure! These costumes for Mardi Gras Carnaval are adorable, aren't they? Love the Cat Mask, especially.