Mury Narcisse Bleu

This gorgeous advertisement from 1946 for Mury’s Narcisse Bleu perfume was illustrated by the surrealist artist Theo Tobiasse. Its title recalls the famous Narcisse Noir perfume which became notorious after it was introduced in 1911 by the Caron perfume house. Tobiasse’s strong use of rich, blended colours is on display here as the blue flower stands out against the earthy-brown background. The woman’s face in outline conjures up a sense of loss and longing that features in much of his work.

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This original print was published in a periodical from 1947.

We do not sell reproductions. Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.

This original print was published in a periodical from 1947.

Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Details

Year

1947

Illustrator

Théo Tobiasse

Type

Framed advert

Size

24.5 × 31.5cm | 9"44 x 12"2

Item #

283

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Frame Specifications

Size: 32.7 × 42.7cm or 12.87″ x 16.81″

Frame material: anodised aluminium

Color: black

Glass: “float”

At VAA we deploy modern technology to preserve these antique illustrations. The uniquely hard-wearing frames we use are designed in Switzerland; their durability results from the process of anodising. Anodising is a surface treatment which protects and decorates aluminium using an anodic oxidation process. As a result of this, these frames are especially resistant to corrosion and heat, protecting this vintage art from wear and tear.
We frame each illustration ourselves in our workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland. The float glass we use is crystal clear with a very flat surface and carefully polished edges. The frames are 32.7 × 42.7cm (12.87″ x 16.81″). The result? We present you with a period illustration- a genuine antique- enclosed by a frame of the highest quality. In this way, we like to think we’re bringing modern technology and antique artistry together.

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