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"Three Men and a Dog"
(Original Pochoir Hand-Colored Lithograph Print)
by
Sem (Georges Goursat, 1863-1934)
Circa 1903

Approximate Dimensions (unframed):
  20.25 in x 14 in
(51.44 cm x 35.56 cm)

This is a very nice antiquarian (circa 1900) caricature done by Georges Goursat, a popular caricaturist of France's "Belle Epoque" period who was known as "Sem" and whose drawings typically featured the social elite, actors, singers, politicians, and the like who frequented Maxim's, Longchamp Downs, etc.  He published many of his drawings in various French newspapers and magazines (see a photo of SEM directly below).


Georges Goursat (Sem), 1914

The caricature is a signed (in the lower right corner in red), original hand-colored pochoir lithograph print on woven paper from about 1903.

It is an original antique print and not a modern reproduction.


This caricature shows three dapper gentlemen and a dog.

The man on the left with outstretched umbrella in hand is Monsieur Goldvarry (?). His identification was penciled in by someone (by Sem?) above his tophat (please see photo directly below).


The short man in the middle with the dog in red at foot is Monsieur Bischofsheim.  He is likely from the well-known Bischofsheim family of Parisian banking and finance.  His identification was penciled in by someone (by Sem?) above his hat (please see photo directly below).

The gentleman on the right with the dog leash is, Monsieur Alphan. His identification was penciled in (below a scratched out "Schikler") by someone (by Sem?) above his hat (please see photo directly below).

Condition.  There is toning, especially around the edges. The edges have wear and tears and small creases, common imperfections associated with age.

All in all, however, the primary depiction of the three men and the dog is itself in good condition with no tears or folds or stains.

{Sold by DesertGold, 2015, $65.}