Hippocrates Art Deco Medical Prints 1932

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Each single print measures approximately 9 inches wide by 11 inches long.

Recently, we have become entranced with these uncommon and beautiful pouchoir plates which reflect a time in French Art still inspirational today.  Fortunately, one of our most favorite dealers has found us quite a few sets.  This delightful work purports to be a French translation of the works of Hippocrates, the Greek father of modern medicine.  It is all tongue in cheek, of course, to provide the opportunity to create highly decorative and slightly risqu prints of ancient medical treatments.

Published in four volumes between 1932 and 1934 by Javal et Bourdeaux, the pouchoir prints were illustrated by the famous Art Deco artist Joseph Kuhn-Regnier.  In total, only 2,335 sets were printed.  Ours numbers #2179 and is on a high quality creamy wove paper called Velin de Marais.  Each print measures approximately 9 inches wide by 11 inches long and is in excellent condition with brilliant coloring so typical of pouchoir prints.

This extravagantly vivid coloring was created by a process wherein single layers of color were added by hand to a lithograph using a stencil, in a precursor of the silk screening technique which is now widely used for art prints.

We accept credit cards, PayPal, checks, and money orders. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, fax or email.

  


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