|Title: Plate no.12
Original Pochoir (Hand
coloured) lithograph from the "Suggestions pour
Etoffes et Tapis" (Suggestions for Stuffs and Carpets) portfolio.
Ch. Massin & Cie, Paris 1929
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Overall Sheet Size:
||12 7/8 in x 17 3/4 in
||32.6 cm x 45.2 cm
From the Parisian studio of Eugene Alain Seguy comes this exquisite
portfolio "Suggestions" Authentic Art Deco designs of the
1920s which featured 60 patterns on 20 plates for use in textile design.
Brilliantly executed in pochoir, these designs are brilliant examples
of the influence of plants and flowers in Art Deco ornamentation.
This is one of Seguy' most handsome compendiums with designs based
on flowers and leaves. Along with Grasset and Verneuil, Seguy pioneered
the decorative application of floral motifs, and his works are among
the most sumptuous of the period.
Seguy created 11 albums of illustrations and designs from the turn
of the century to the 1930s, and his style reflected the influences
of both Art Nouveau and Art Deco. His various color portfolios of
visual ideas for artists and designers often featured motifs based
on the natural world, including flowers, foliage, crystals and animals.
Although his compositions were design oriented, he made the depiction's
scientifically accurate. His later works showed an increased interest
in geometric and cubist designs. The prints in the portfolios were
produced using the pochoir technique characterized by rich, intense
color. This printing process, utilized in the early 20th century for
high quality prints, involved applying colors to each plate with a
number of stencils.
Seguy’s works include Les Fleurs et Leurs Applications Decoratives
(1900), Samarkande – 20 Compositions en Couleurs dans le Style
Oriental (1914), Floreal (1920), Papillons (1924),
Insectes (1924), Primavera --Dessins et Coloris Nouveaux
(1929), Suggestions (1929), and Prismes - 40 Planches
de Dessins et Coloris Nouveaux (1931).
Extremely little is known about E.A. Seguy who was active in Paris
from 1900 to 1925. His mastery of decorative design and coloration
is evident in the beautiful pochoir portfolios he created. Unusual
in his capacity to span the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, Seguy's
portfolio's remain exquisite examples of ornamentation and composition.
Pochoir, French for stencil, defines a technique of print making
popular in France in the early 1900s. It is a labor intensive process
of applying brilliant color by hand using a series of cutout stencils.
Each plate is an original print using up to thirty stencils in one
image. All are hand colored and most are signed in the plate by the