DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Paul IRIBE | A woman smelling a rose

France 1883 – France 1935-09-21
USA 1919-27
A woman smelling a rose
L'Eventail et la fourrure chez Paquin [Fans and Furs at Paquin]
leaf 2 1911
Decorative Art
stencil over lithograph
comp 33.0 (h) x 28.0 (w) cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Julian Robinson Collection
NGA 1976.1056.3.2

The pochoir printing technique used in A woman smelling a rose, whereby colours are brushed onto paper through thin zinc or copper cut-out stencils, provided an important boost for fashion illustration. In this fan design, Iribe captured the fashion and lifestyle of the Edwardian period.

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