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Jean Lorain (1855-1906). A French writer and critic who was born Paul Duval. Lorain was notorious for his flamboyance and a well-known dandy, Lorrain often reveals the dark side of fin-de-siècle Paris in his works.


Leonetto Cappiello (1875 –1942) was a self-taught caricaturist and poster art designer and painter, who mainly lived and worked in Paris. 

Cappiello started his career as a caricaturist illustrating in journals.  l In 1898, he moved to Paris, and his caricatures were published in Le Rire for the first time.



Between 1901 and 1914, he created several hundred posters in a style that revolutionised the art of poster design.Cappiello redesigned the fin-de-siècle pictures into images more relevant to the faster pace of the 20th century. 


Georges Goursat (1863 – 1934) was a French caricaturist who signed his work “Sem.” who was working in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century. Goursat supported himself selling illustrations both humorous and serious to the French major periodicals of the day. He put together albums of caricatures depicting high society in Monte Carlo, Deauville, the Cote d’Azur, and Paris. all places that attracted many visitors. . His art is particularly associated with the Belle Epoque and his unique style of drawing brought him success and fame.


Pochoir Prints.

The printing method Goursat utilized is called pochoir. It was a technique of creating prints by applying color and line with cutout stencils. The technique was popular at the time as a way of adding colour to an image relatively cheaply, and would involve colour being hand painted onto an image with stencils, sometimes as many as thirty stencils being used.

Jean Lorain & M. Leonetto Cappiello, SEM (George Goursat) - Framed Antique Print

SKU: 1090
  • Image Number: 1090
    Title: Jean Lorain & M. Leonetto Cappiello
    Artist: SEM (George Goursat)
    Medium: Lithograph

    Framed size (h x w): 615 x 487

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