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This is an original 1935 black and white French ad for Byrrh, an apŽritif wine, illustrated by famed artist Georges LŽonnec. A handsome young couple is delighted to see the hand of St. Nick reaching from the fireplace to deposit their Christmas gifts of Byrrh next to their shoes.
(1881-1940) Georges LŽonnec, brother to the popular novelist Felix LŽonnec, began his career as a cartoonist selling drawings to humorous newspapers in 1899. In 1907 he began collaborations with ÒVie ParisienneÓ (Parisian Life) and campaigns for Renault and Daimler. After participating in WWI he become the official illustrator of ÒVie ParisienneÓ and ÒSouris.Ó He is perhaps best known for his illustrations used in the Byrrh campaigns.
This 76+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. No creases. No tears. No water damage. There is some light surface rubÐÐplease see image.
This piece was illustrated by Leonnec, Georges. Artist mark in print - bottom right of image.
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