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Prince Bojidar belonged to the senior line of the Karađorđević dynasty. 

Prince Bojidar lived in France for most of his life as the members of the Karađorđević dynasty were in exile after Prince Alexander Karađorđević lost the Serbian throne in 1858. Karageorgevitch spent a dilettante life as a musician, writer and craftsman living in Paris. Bojidar travelled a lot including India and published a book about his travels in India called Enchanted India. and went on a number of trips around the world.  


Once settled in Paris he gave singing and drawing lessons to earn a living later working as a translator and journalist. He wrote regularly for Le Figaro, La Revue de Paris and the Magazine of Art (Ilya Repin, Jules Bastien-Lepage), Like other journalists and artists the cabarets of Montmartre were a magnet to him and he met many well-known figures including Sarah Bernhardt, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and the founder of Le Ballet Russe Sergei Diaghilev. 

Latterly he worked as a designer, sculptor, painter and silversmith for a Paris atelier. 


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.

Prince Karageorgevitch, SEM (George Goursat) - Framed Antique Print

SKU: 1092
  • Image Number: 1092
    Title: Prince Karageorgevitch
    Artist: SEM (George Goursat)
    Medium: Lithograph

    Framed size (h x w): 615 x 487

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