These pochoir (hand painted using templates) woodcuts of military subjects, Napoleonic history, storybook characters, and other folk themes were widely distributed throughout the 19th century.
A fine collection of framed 19th Century original lithograph posters with a set of 4 traditionally dressed soldiers on. Rare as a collection the Golden Griffin Gallery operated in New York City from the 1940s to the 1970s. In the 1950s, the Gallery formed a partnership with Pellerin Imagerie, becoming the sole distributor for Pellerin Imagerie in North America.
In 1796, Jean Charles Pellerin set up the “Imagerie d’Epinal” and popularized printed images of everyday scenes. In 1810, Imagerie d’Epinal make woodcuts of Napoleon by Francois Georgin, a renowned engraver of that time. These were printed on Arches paper, from the town of Arches (which was a near town to Epinal). In 1880, Imagerie began to print flyers for businesses and political parties, alphabet literature and other educational materials, riddles, illustrated songs, paper cutouts and plates of soldiers. “Le Chat Botte,” “Cadet Roussel” and “Pierrete” were made at that time. Between 1880 and WWI, Imagerie sold more than 10 million pictures per year worldwide and in many languages. The arrival of modern media slowed business after WWI substantially. Épinal, France is best known for the “Images d’Épinal” – which is now a common expression in French language – the popular prints created by a local company, Imagerie Pellerin and the Pellerin family.
Size in inches: H 30” x W 16” x D 0.3”
Completely solid in structure and form, faded in areas with light discolouration and light scratches in sections as shown. We strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections are unclear to avoid disappointment.
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