Roja Brillantine

This 1947 ad was illustrated by prodigious commercial artist Pierre-Laurent Brenot (1913-1998). Brenot had worked as a dressmaker, an experience that shines through in the deftly depicted nightdress in this advertisement for Roja. Brenot later moved on to fashion illustration, and counted amongst his clients the most powerful couturiers of the day, including Christian Dior, Jacques Fath and Cristóbal Balenciaga. Brenot’s brilliant style is fondly remembered and his art will add a spirit of elegance and beauty wherever it’s displayed.




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.





Raymond (Pierre-Laurent) Brénot


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24.5 × 31.5cm | 9"44 x 12"2

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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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