"BONI DE CASTELLANE," A PRINT BY GEORGES GOURSAT, CIRCA 1904.

 

Item: GL#-WP39

 

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French caricaturist Georges Goursat (1863 to 1934), also known as SEM, created this charming pochoir print from 1904 that depicts a horse racing scene in Paris. It is framed and is 14 by 20 inches.

A keen observer of French society, Goursat enjoyed the horse races as an excellent perch for witnessing the French "Beau Monde" or "Beautiful World," which was what "society" was called during the Belle Epoque of the turn of the century. In addition to revealing the upper crust of Paris, his caricatures also depicted high society in Monte Carlo, Deauville and the Cote d'Azur. His unique drawing style, with its loose line work, brought him success and fame.

Goursat's caricature portraits typically featured well-known figures of the Belle Epoque. The man in this print has been identified as Paul Ernest Boniface de Castellane, the marquis de Castellane, who was a French nobleman and a leading Belle Epoque tastemaker.