|Published||Galerie Lutetia-Paris [c. 1920]|
|Dimensions||Image 300 x 484, Sheet 376 x 554 mm|
Jockeys race their horses from left to right. Trees line the race course. Signed to lower right, and numbered '7' 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: A couple of marks and scratches to sky but overall a fine, strongly coloured impression.