Rene Vincent (1879-1936) is best known for a number of posters displaying art deco luxury goods. Often large-scale, they delivered high-impact deluxe inducements. But Vincent was not only a child of the Belle Epoque but also one of its graphic practioners, and that factor accounts for the dramatic wit of his vignettes.
This poster is typical Vincent- elegant, lighthearted, stylish and sophisticated. The design advertises a brand of cigar made in France; from the small size of the poster we may infer it was meant to be used as a point-of-purchase placard.
This piece is matted and framed.