|Published||Galerie Lutetia-Paris [c. 1920]|
|Dimensions||Image 305 x 485, Sheet 376 x 554 mm|
Two jockeys jump head-to-head over a hedge, both horses look exhausted, perhaps nearing the end of the course. A further participant gallops at the rear. Trees and hills can be seen in the distance. 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: Unintentional paint mark to top right, but overall a fine, strongly coloured impression.