|Published||Galerie Lutetia-Paris [c. 1920]|
|Dimensions||Image 305 x 490, Sheet 376 x 554 mm|
A dramatic race scene. Jockey no. 5 gallops ahead of the group as the rest of the racehorses struggle up behind him along the tree-lined course. Signed to lower right and numbered in pencil to lower right margin. Pochoir is a refined stencil-based technique employed to create prints or to add colour to pre-existing prints. It was most popular from the late 19th century and all the way through the 1930's, with its centre of activity in Paris. Pochoir was primarily used to create prints devoted to fashion, patterns, and architectural design and is most often associated with Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
Charles Ancelin (1863-1940) was a French artist specialising in Art Deco equestrian scenes. These included horse and trotting races, along with military scenes.
Condition: Overall a fine, strongly coloured impression.