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"Jane Duparc, Paris"
(Original Pochoir Hand-Colored Lithograph Print)
by
Sem (Georges Goursat, 1863-1934)
Circa 1900

Approximate Dimensions (unframed):
  20.25 in x 14 in
(51.44 cm x 35.56 cm)

This is a very nice antiquarian (circa 1900) caricature done by Georges Goursat, a popular caricaturist of France's "Belle Epoque" period who was known as "Sem" and whose drawings typically featured the social elite, actors, singers, politicians, and the like who frequented Maxim's, Longchamp Downs, etc.  He published many of his drawings in various French newspapers and magazines (see a photo of SEM directly below).


Georges Goursat (Sem), 1914

The caricature is a signed original hand-colored pochoir lithograph print on woven paper from about 1900. It is an original antique print and not a modern reproduction.

This caricature shows a scowling woman of high society.  She is identified as Jane Duparc. Her identification was penciled in twice by someone (by Sem?) near her feet (please see photo directly below).


The picture is signed by SEM in red in the lower right portion.

Condition.  There is toning, especially around the edges.  The bottom edge has a fold from being stored in a portfolio book or framed.The edges have wear and tears and small creases, common imperfections associated with age.

All in all, the primary depiction of the subject is itself in good condition with no tears or folds or stains.

{Sold by DesertGold, 2015, $65.}