Seguy Pochoir Butterflies PL20


E.A. Seguy Pochoir Butterflies PL20. An original pochoir print from Papillons 1924 portfolio. Measures 12 3/4″ x 18″. Excellent condition with extraordinary bright coloring.


E.A. Seguy Pochoir Butterflies PL20. An antique butterfly design, patterns from 1924.

Emile-Alain Seguy Pochoir Butterfly 1920-Sourced from a Papillons Portfolio

This desirable antique butterfly design is Seguy Pochoir Butterflies PL20. Plate 20 is composed of 4 patterns used in textiles. It is available to purchase with our buy it now option.

Emile Allain Séguy, and E.A. Seguy was also known as Eugène Séguy. He rendered the Papillons (or Butterflies in English) in 1924. The designs were used for all kinds of textiles and wall paper as well. Intense of the coloration is the result of using metallic & mineral components in the paints. Characteristic of French pochoir painting technique. A complete set of Papillons has 20 total plates to a portfolio. 16 butterfly plates plus 4 plates of geometric patterns of butterflies.

E.A. Seguy Artwork-Height of Art Deco & Art Nouveau

Seguy lived from 1877-1945. His life began just as the Art Nouveau movement began. His life ended at the same time as the Art Deco period ended. One of his finest creations was Papillons. It published at the height of Art Deco in Paris, France. They were printed by two companies: Duchartre & Van Buggenhoudt, both located in Paris. This Seguy Pochoir Butterflies PL20 is an original pochoir art from 1924. The portfolios were sold by galleries in Paris.

Furthermore little information is known as to prices portfolios sold for. Or how many were published and have survived. Furthermore little is known about the stores that sold these unusual design portfolios. One thing for sure, they command tremendous attention by everyone who sees them in person.

In conclusion I speculate Seguy had a couple venues. One would be a small late night gallery in the Montmontre, near the Moulin Rouge. It would be located in the 18th Arrondissement. This part of Paris was the heart of the Paris scene. Here fashion and the arts were the hippest on Earth. It was a late night life. Late dinners and art galleries open into the night. Women were decked out in fabulous Art Deco dress. Men looking their best. Paris was “the place” to be. And the 18th Arrondissement in Paris was the best place to buy great art.

Pochoir defined: the application of paint by stencil.

Pochoir is French for stenciling. It is an ancient style of painting dates back some 1000 years to China. Utilizing this technique, adding colors to artwork is applied by individual stencils. A course rounded brush was used to apply each color liberally. Furthermore in the 1890’s the coloration technique came to commercial publishing in Paris.  It was also used in New York, Prague, London, Florence and in other Eastern European cities. Yet it was the French who mastered pochoir.

Emile-Alain Seguy is best known for his pochoir on his Butterflies and Insects. Respectively his portfolio works of art are entitled Papillons and Insectes. Both are incredible works of Parisian Art Deco. The plates date from 1924 to 1926. Lastly, each plate reflects the excitement experienced during the Art Nouveau & Art Deco periods in Paris, France.

Conclusions: owning Seguy Pochoir Butterflies PL20,  original Pochoir art.

In conclusion Art Nouveau and Art Deco both utilized “nature” as common subject manner. Whereas the Seguy Papillons and Insectes have a single theme of butterflies of bugs. Seguy had a reverence for nature. He conveyed this clearly through his unparalleled designs. Seguy Pochoir Butterflies PL20 is exemplary of his art. This antique Seguy print will take you back in time. It is the height of the Art Nouveau & Art Deco periods in Paris.

When you own an original piece of art you are owning a little piece in history. My father told me a really long time ago: “Anne, anyone can own a picture of the Mona Lisa.” Which literally meant to me that anyone can own a picture of the Mona Lisa. Yet it is never like owning a real one. Own a piece of historic artwork. Such as Seguy Pochoir Butterflies PL20. When you do, you are living with a time in history. It is a reflection of your interests in art and history and nature.

Lastly you can learn more about E.A. Seguy. See additional available pieces from Papillons & Insectes. Please see my main page by clicking the link below. Thanks for visiting! Call with any questions. Anne 413-245-4197.

Seguy Insectes Papillons – Rare Pochoir Art by Emile Allain Séguy!