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"Chez O' Rossen"
(Original Pochoir Hand-Colored Lithograph Print)
by
Sem (Georges Goursat, 1863-1934)
Circa 1900

Approximate Dimensions (unframed):
  19.5 in x 12.75 in
(49.5 cm x 32.4 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 1910. It is an original antique print and not a modern reproduction.

This caricature shows a dapper gentleman in Chez O'Rossen, one of "les grands tailleurs de Paris" being measured.


He asks his English bulldog,
"Bouboule, how do you find me?"

Bouboule replies with one eye closed and one eye closed, "Very Smart, Old Chap!"

The picture is titled "Chez O'Rossen" and signed by SEM in the lower right portion.

Condition.  There is some toning, especially around the edges and at the top and right side borders.  The edges have minor wear and tears and small creases, common imperfections associated with age.

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

{Sold by DesertGold_US, $25, 2017}