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Lot 695: Week-End Cigarettes. ca. 1910
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: RENÉ VINCENT (1879-1936) Size: 10 7/8 x 14 5/8 in./27.5 x 36.5 cm Imp. Dardelet, Grenoble One of Vincent's signature naughty children is shown here including his week-end cigarettes as an essential part of his life of leisure - from sporting country estate to an evening at the Ritz. During this era, "light tobacco found in Europe was usually a blend referred to as English.' Mainly Virginia tobacco, it had a pure, slightly sophisticated tastenot overly aromatic, not strong, with a very pronounced bright yellow color" (Affiche Réclame, p. 56). This is the smaller format version of the design.
Condition Report: A-/ Very slight tears at edges.
Dimensions: 10 7/8 x 14 5/8 in./27.5 x 36.5 cm
Artist or Maker: RENÉ VINCENT (1879-1936)
Date: ca. 1910