Vintage ART DECO Indian ELEPHANT ~ Signed EDOUARD HALOUZE
This is a framed Pochoir, which is commonly referred to as a print, but is more of an illustration than a print. It is hand stenciled, then painted with gouache.
It has a round border and depicts an Indian Elephant carrying a Moghul nobleman in bright orange, gold and white with a blue background.
Circa 1920s or 1930s.
- Mark: Pencil signed bottom center - Edouard Halouze
- Measurements (WxHxD):
- Framed - 10.5 x 10.5 x 0.875 inches
- Diameter of circular print - 7.25 inches
- Condition: See photos and use zoom to fully evaluate condition. Minor toning. A little rippling at top center edge and bottom right edge. Frame has multiple dings and finish loss on edges.
What is Pochoir?
Pochoir (French: “stencil”), as distinguished from ordinary stenciling, is a highly refined technique of making fine limited editions of stencil prints. It is often called hand colouring, or hand illustration. The 20th-century artists Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró made prints in this technique for book illustrations. More important was Henri Matisse’s use of stencil prints, notably in Jazz (1947), his illustrated book with handwritten text.
About the Artist
Edouard Halouze (1895-1958) was a painter, decorator and illustrator who was a frequent contributor to the Gazette du Bon Ton. He exhibited in "Fashion as seen by Painters" at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 1920 in Paris. He is known for his unique cubist style in décors, costumes and program covers for the French Music Hall.