Children's Song Prints by Guy Arnoux

Children's Song Prints
by Guy Arnoux
(France, c. 1915)
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The brilliantly colored Children's Song prints shown here are based on illustrations by the French artist Guy Arnoux (1886-1951).  The prints are based on songs from the 16th and 17th century.

Arnoux, a prolific wartime artist and illustrator, was born into a military family.  Military and patriotism are familiar themes of the nearly eighty books he illustrated.  In particular, he was very interested in decorative art designs for ships and in 1921 was appointed official painter of the French Navy.

In addition to illustrating books, his designs also appeared on posters, gameboards, menus, fans, scarves and even shoes.

Many of Arnoux's illustrations were reproduced through the pochoir process, a method of print making using stencils and hand-coloring (similar to today's silk screening).

Each print is provided with the accompanying song sheet showing the musical notation and verse.

Price per print: Print Only:  $125
Matting Charge:  $30
Framing & Matting Charge:  $140
Dimensions: Print Only:  11-1/2 x 9 inches
Matted:  14 x 18 inches
Type of print: Original pochoir print
Year: c. 1915
Other details: Includes original sheet music

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Children's Song Print (No. 70570001)
Plate 1
The Song of Deserteur

("La Chanson du Deserteur")
Children's Song Print (No. 70570002)
Plate 2
Cadet Rousselle
Children's Song Print (No. 70570003)
Plate 3
It was a small ship

("Il estoit un petit navire")

Children's Song Print (No. 70570004)
Plate 4
Frere Jacques
Children's Song Print (No. 70570005)
Plate 5
Forward, Fanfan la Tulipe

("En avant, Fanfan la Tulipe")
Children's Song Print (No. 70570006)
Plate 6
Bastien's Boots

("Il a des bottes Bastien")

Children's Song Print (No. 70570007)
Plate 7
Monsieur La Palisse has died

("Monsieur de la Palisse est mort")
Children's Song Print (No. 70570008)
Plate 8
He was a little man dessred all in gray

("Il estoit un petit homme tout habillé de gris")
Children's Song Print (No. 70570009)
Plate 9
Safe Journey, Monsieur Dumollet

("Bon voyage Monsieur Dumollet")

Children's Song Print (No. 70570010)
Plate 10
Monsieur Marlborough has left for the war

("Monsieur Marlbrough s'en va-t-en guerre")
Children's Song Print (No. 70570011)
Plate 11
Have a drink

("Buvons un coup, buvons en deux")
Children's Song Print (No. 70570012)
Plate 12
The charm of fashions

("Grace a la Mode")

Arnoux Children's Songs - Double Mat

In addition to matting the pochoir prints from this series,
we can also double mat the print with the accompanying song sheet
(as shown in this example).  Cost for the double matted print is $185.
Contact us for more information.