1922 Pochoir Renaissance Costume French Royalty Dress - ORIGINAL COS1


This an original 1922 pochoir print of the fashionable attire of royal and upper-class French women during the reigns of Henri III and Louis XIII (1574 - 1643), including that of Catherine de' Medici (fig. 2) and Marguerite de France (fig. 3).

Period Paper has obtained a beautiful collection of original pochoir prints of French costumes and clothing design for women covering the period from 1037 to 1870. This rare collection was printed by zincography, a printing process of engraving or etching on zinc plates, and colored in pochoir, a process of hand painting using stencils, or pochoirs, on each image. This painstaking process captures the smallest detail of each costume, making this an extraordinary artistic as well as historic collection of costume images.


This 89+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is some light aging in the margins and a small blemish in the bottom left corner --please see image.

  • Product Type: Orig. Print (Pochoir); Full Color
  • Grade: Very Fine / Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 14.5 inches; 27 x 37 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)