Lot 656: Cachou Lajaunie. ca. 1900
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: FRANCISCO TAMAGNO (1851-1933) Size: 38 1/2 x 51 1/4 in./97.8 x 180.3 cm Imp. B. Sirven, Toulouse-Paris Created for the same product as advertised in Cappiello's iconic poster (see Lot 244), "Tamagno shows here ... great technical virtuosity, and faultless artistic sense. A young woman ... is shown presenting a tin of Lajaunie Cachous ... to six gentlemen who are obviously captivated by her. Each of the gentlemen represents a sample of the professions where the Cachous were deemed particularly indispensable, notably: chauffeurs of landaulets ... racing cyclists, magistrates and tobacco vendors (Health Posters, p. 169).
Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges.
Dimensions: 38 1/2 x 51 1/4 in./97.8 x 180.3 cm
Artist or Maker: FRANCISCO TAMAGNO (1851-1933)
Date: ca. 1900