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Fantaisies Oceanographiques by  E.H RASKIN - First Edition - 1926 - from Rare Illustrated Books (SKU: 1502)

Fantaisies Oceanographiques

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Fantaisies Oceanographiques


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Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. PARISIAN POCHOIR PRINTMAKING

A rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish, combined into enticing patterns for possible use in fabric and wallpaper designs. The designs are remarkable for their use of the stencil overlay process of pochoir printing to create atmosphere and depth of field, combining subdued background colouration with vivid aquamarines and turquoise highlighting to catch the eye and entrance the viewer. The portfolio was limited to 250 copies and is beautifully preserved in the original folding case with cloth ties and elegant lettering stencilled to the front board. Fantaisies Oceanographiques is a mysterious and alluring celebration of Parisian pochoir printmaking at its finest.

This set is signed by the artist alongside a dedication by the publisher. Set of twenty-five pochoir plates and decorated title page measuring 375 mm x 275 mm., an excellent set in the original folding portfolio case. Some wear of the cloth backstrip of the folding case.


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Fantaisies Oceanographiques
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First Edition
F. Dumas
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BOSTON-VBF art deco Paris textile design textiles interior design applied arts marine biology sea creatures aquatic theme undersea fantasy ocean sea marine designs tropical coral jellyfish pochoir printing aquamarine turquoise limited edition portfo
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