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Woman in fancy dress costume as rooster, le coq

Woman in fancy dress costume as rooster, le coq

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Woman in fancy dress costume as rooster, le coq

Woman in fancy dress costume as rooster, le coq.. Lithograph with pochoir stencil handcolouring from Our Fancy Dress Costumes, Paris, 1928

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Fancydress Handcoloring Jazzage Masqueradeparty Nostravestis Ourfancydresscostumes Pochoir Rooster Stencil

This image showcases a woman in an extraordinary fancy dress costume, transforming herself into a regal rooster, or le coq, in the spirit of the 1920s jazz age. The lithograph, hand-colored with pochoir stencil, brilliantly brings the intricate details of her feathered minidress and crested hat to life. The plumed tail, adorned with vibrant colors and intricate patterns, adds an air of elegance and whimsy to the ensemble. The 1920s were a time of great social change and artistic expression, and fancy dress parties were a popular form of entertainment. The nostalgic charm of this era is beautifully captured in this print from Our Fancy Dress Costumes, published in Paris in 1928. The woman's joyful expression and the playful pose of her arms suggest that she is fully embracing the spirit of the masquerade. The pochoir stencil technique used in this print involved applying color to the image using a stylus, creating a rich and textured effect. The intricacy of the design and the meticulous hand-coloring required a high level of skill and artistry. This unique process adds to the historical significance of the print and makes it a valuable addition to any collection of vintage costume or jazz age memorabilia. The rooster costume, with its feathered headdress and tail, is a nod to the natural world and the folklore of the time. The image is a testament to the creativity and imagination of the people of the 1920s, who sought to celebrate life and express themselves through elaborate and fantastical costumes.

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