Pochoir: Prints for Interior Decoration, Book and Fashion Illustration
  • Benedictus, E. (1924). Nouvelles variations: soixante-quinze motifs de'coratifs en vingt planches par Benedictu, plate 3. Paris: Albert Levy, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts. Presented by Rudolph Kirch, call number: NK1535 .B46 1924
  • Benedictus, E. (1924). Nouvelles variations: soixante-quinze motifs de'coratifs en vingt planches par Benedictu , plate 17. Paris: Albert Levy, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts. Presented by Rudolph Kirch, call number: NK1535 .B46 1924
  • Durenceau, A., and Perleberg, H.C. (1928). Inspirations: twenty-four plates, with 128 compositions by Andre Durenceau, plate 6. Woodstock, N.Y.: H.C. Perleberg. Trustees Library Purchase Fund, 1932, call number: NK1535 .D85 1928
  • Durenceau, A., and Perleberg, H.C. (1928). Inspirations: twenty-four plates, with 128 compositions by Andre Durenceau, plate 11. Woodstock, N.Y.: H.C. Perleberg. Trustees Library Purchase Fund, 1932, call number: NK1535 .D85 1928
  • Legrand, E. (1919). Macao et Cosmage, ou l'experience du bonheu, 6. Paris: Nouvelle revue francaise. Gift of Irvin & Gormley, call number: PZ23 .L497 M33 1919
  • Legrand, E. (1919). Macao et Cosmage, ou l'experience du bonheu, 7. Paris: Nouvelle revue francaise. Gift of Irvin & Gormley, call number: PZ23 .L497 M33 1919
  • Saude, J. (1925). Traite d'enluminure d'art au pochoir, 35. Paris: Editions de l'Ibis. Susan Barber Woodhill Memorial Fund, call number: NE1850 .S3 1925
  • Saude, J. (1925). Traite d'enluminure d'art au pochoir, 59. Paris: Editions de l'Ibis. Susan Barber Woodhill Memorial Fund, call number: NE1850 .S3 1925
  • Saude, J. (1925). Traite d'enluminure d'art au pochoir, plate 11. Paris: Editions de l'Ibis. Susan Barber Woodhill Memorial Fund, call number: NE1850 .S3 1925
  • Saude, J. (1925). Traite d'enluminure d'art au pochoir, plate 13. Paris: Editions de l'Ibis. Susan Barber Woodhill Memorial Fund, call number: NE1850 .S3 1925
  • Seguy, E.A. (1020). Samarkande: 20 Compositions en couleurs dans le Style oriental, plate 8. Paris : Charles Massin. John Huntington Art & Polytechnic Trust, call number: NK1535 .S4 A56 1920z
  • Seguy, E.A. (1020). Samarkande: 20 Compositions en couleurs dans le Style oriental, plate 16. Paris : Charles Massin. John Huntington Art & Polytechnic Trust, call number: NK1535 .S4 A56 1920z
  • Thomas, A.H. (1921). Formes et couleurs: vingt planches en couleurs contenant soixante-sept motifs decoratifs, plate 1. Paris: Albert Levy, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts. Presented by Miss Juanita Sheflee, call number: NK1510 .T5 1920z
  • Thomas, A.H. (1921). Formes et couleurs: vingt planches en couleurs contenant soixante-sept motifs decoratifs, plate 8. Paris: Albert Levy, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts. Presented by Miss Juanita Sheflee, call number: NK1510 .T5 1920z
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Pochoir: Prints for Interior Decoration, Book and Fashion Illustration

Pochoir, the French word for stencil, is a method of coloring illustrations for books, journals, and fine art prints. Pochoir printing was at its peak in commercial publishing in the early twentieth-century. At that time there may have been over thirty studios in Paris alone. The manual and time-consuming process of pochoir is best utilized in creating limited edition prints displaying sensuous textures and luxurious colors.

A craftsman known as a decoupeur would cut a few to hundreds of different stencils for each sheet. Then coloristes would apply each layer of color using a separate pompon, a brush of short coarse animal hair. (A drawing of a pompon can be seen in slide 8: Saude's Traite d'enluminure d'art au pochoir, page 59.)