Paul IRIBE, A woman smelling a rose Enlarge 1 /1


Angoulême, France 1883 – Chanel's villa at Roquebrune, Cap Martin, France 1935

  • USA 1919-27

A woman smelling a rose 1911 Description: leaf 2

Collection Title: L'Eventail et la fourrure chez Paquin [Fans and Furs at Paquin]
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: books, prints, stencil over lithograph

Dimensions: comp 33.0 h x 28.0 w cm sheet 48.0 h x 34.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Julian Robinson Collection, purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1056.3.2
Subject: Collection: The Julian Robinson collection of fashion, costume, textiles, illustrated periodicals and printed ephemera, acquired 1976.

The pochoir printing technique used in A woman smelling a rose, whereby colours are brushed onto paper through thin zinc or copper cut-out stencils, provided an important boost for fashion illustration. In this fan design, Iribe captured the fashion and lifestyle of the Edwardian period.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra