Maurice Pillard Verneuil (1869-1942), L’ornementation par le pochoir (Paris: Schmid, [1896?]). Portfolio of pochoir plates. Charles Rahn Fry Pochoir Collection. Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize NK8667.V47 O76f
At the turn of the last century, the French artist and decorator Maurice Verneuil published a series of model books for the stencil design of wallpaper, cloth, ceramics, carpets, stained glass, jewelry, and much more. Through his writings he played an important role in the definition of ornamental style between the floral decoration of 1900 and its evolution to Japonisme at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925. Here are some of his earliest designs.